Raclette du Valais
Raclette du Valais ([ʁakletdyvalɛ]) is a semi-hard cheese that is usually fashioned into a wheel of about 6 kg (13 lb). The Alpine cow milk based dairy product is most commonly used for melting for the dish called raclette, but is also consumed as is.
|Raclette du Valais|
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
|Region, town||Les Alpes|
|Source of milk||Cows|
|Aging time||3-6 months|
AOP since 2013
Raclette cheese is native to the Valais and benefits from a PDO. Non-PDO versions are made in various regions and countries of the world, including Switzerland, France (Savoy, Franche-Comté, Auvergne, Brittany), Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States.