The pros: Trader Joe's Raclette Sliced Cheese is not new, but is a divine find in the cheese aisle.
The cons: For me, this item was addicting.
The verdict: If you are like me, and have seen some really awesome food videos, this was an item that was instantly on my radar. For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about here is a video about this cheese. While Trader Joe's isn't selling you the entire wheel, they are selling you some slices of this famed cheese.
Now, I had never had Raclette cheese previously so I had no idea what I was trying. All I knew was that those Insider Videos were drool worthy. So I gave it a go. While I was slightly bummed out they don't sell little wheels, the slices are way more practical. Each slice is considered a serving, but each slice is generously sized. This is best enjoyed melted (what cheese isn't?). Now that I've tried this, I'm pretty sure veggies in my home will never be quite the same. If you want company to enjoy their veggies that much more, then this is a quick and easy fix.
The cheese reminds me of a well made Swiss (minus the holes). It has a distinct nuttiness to it and doesn't become oily or greasy when melted. There is a subtle funk to it, but that goes away once it is melted. For $5.99 for half a pound, it's not cheap. But it's not outrageously expensive either. I enjoyed mine with a bag of Trader Joe's Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions. I don't think I ever remember going back to pick at a side dish so much. That whole bag only used half of this package of cheese. While the servings said 9, my package did have a full 10 slices. I can honestly say this stood out and is well done. It's worth a try and will be back in my cart the next time I'm over at Trader Joe's.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe's Raclette Sliced Cheese:
The nutritional information, the ingredients, and how to best enjoy this product:
Out of the package and on some of Trader Joe's Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions:
After being melted you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, Trader Joe's Raclette Sliced Cheese has now entered my rotation of cheeses I like to keep in the house on a regular basis.
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