Gather ‘Round the Raclette
This week, gather around to share a rustic and homey meal by the way of the Swiss Alps: Traditional raclette cheese draped over farm-fresh favorites including German Butterball potatoes, smoky speck and our housemade cornichons and pickled onions. Also included: Raspberry-streusel shortbread, a medley of produce like apples, red beets and leeks, plus your own mini raclette-maker to melt that ooey, gooey cheese right at the table.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Raclette is an intensely satisfying melted cheese dish from the Alps traditionally made over live fire, but it’s just as delicious made tableside in the Partyclette from your box. Unlike a fondue, which is a dip, the raclette cheese is melted, then draped over the accompaniments like cooked potatoes, smoky speck, cornichons and picked onions, all of which are included this week, too. See recipes for a full how-to!
Boska Holland Mini Raclette Partyclette
This handy little portable gadget will have you melting cheese in no time, and comes complete with tea lights and spatula—no plug-in necessary!
A smoky and satisfying addition for your raclette, imported from Northern Italy.
Our housemade cornichons are made using a traditional French recipe, crafted with Mathilde cucumbers and tarragon, with a grape leaf added to each jar during pickling to keep these petite, crunchy snacks nice and crisp.
Pickled onions, a classic accompaniment to raclette.
Fresh Artisan Baguette
Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this light, airy loaf is great freshly re-warmed from the oven to serve with this week’s raclette—the trick to a great crispy crust is to sprinkle a little water on top before reheating!
Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé
The flavors of this dazzling Rosé display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complemented with a creamy texture and long finish.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and cream.
A fantastic little afternoon pick-me-up, these sweet treats feature sweet raspberry preserves and brown sugar-kissed streusel layered with buttery shortbread.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Early spring mixed greens.
Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes German Butterball potatoes, leeks, yellow onions, red beets, Cremini mushrooms and broccolini, plus Cara Cara oranges and a medley of apples including Pink Lady and Ginger Crisp.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Garlic, shallots, Italian parsley and thyme from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.