YES! We went to Paris a week ago to celebrate my birthday on a quick cityscape. It was an amazing birthday present and I couldn’t have asked for more.
Gabs told me on Tuesday that we were flying on Saturday and that I had absolute control on everything we were going to do for the weekend (because he knows how much I enjoy planning these trips and our itinerary!), and the only thing he asked me was if we could include a visit to a place that served Raclette.
An incredibly cheesy and delicious dish with tons of Instagram potential? Sign me in!
It’s one of the most delicious experiences if you’re obsessed with cheese (which G is, as you probably know by now) and it’s basically having a big round of raclette (actually, half of it) and heating its surface, and then scraping that melted cheese on top of either potatoes, dried meat, salami, or in this instagrammable era, pretty much any other base people can think of.
We went to a place called Le Chalet Savoyard where they had plenty of options for you to order. All of them came with potatoes, a big portion of cured meats, pickled onions and bread for you to enjoy with your Raclette.
The whole experience was super unique and fun, at least for us since it was our first time, because they give you half of the wheel and put it on a stand with a resistance that you can move to melt the top layer, and when you’re ready, you slide the resistance away and scrape that cheesy goodness on your plate.
Don’t take my word for it, watch it:
Raclette makes my cheesiest dreams come true 🤤😍 I can’t tell you enough how many times we tried to get that satisfying scrape, but (for the first time ever, probably 😂) Gabs didn’t complain because that meant eating more and more cheese over all sorts of yummy things. But seriously, though, if you’re crazy into cheese (like we are) raclette is something you need in your life – 📌 Read about our first time in cheese heaven 🧀 and a little bit of our trip to Paris in my latest article 🇫🇷 👆🏼 Link’s in bio – #MichelleLovesToEat #raclette
The cheese was amazing, of course, and after a couple (too many) scrapes, we were stuffed but incredibly happy.
If you’re super into cheese, I’d recommend you to try Raclette at least once. I know we’ll be having some more next time we get the chance.
If you want to know more about what we did (and ate) in Paris, let me know, and I’ll gladly prepare another short post to share our experience. You can either comment here or message me on social 🙂 You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat).
Make sure to come back on Thursday for a yummy (and more British) foodventure in Manchester!