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And the raclette season is open! // La stagione della raclette e’ ufficialmente aperta!

Amstad Chaeslaedeli raclette opening (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Last Saturday we went close to home to Amstad Chaeslaedeli, a typical proximity Swiss Cheese shop that sells cheese, but not only, also for example milk, pasta, wine, etc… and some gourmet food. We went there because they were celebrating the start of the raclette season.

Raclette tasting (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Raclette tasting (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

They offered a cheese and alcohol tasting. You could choose among many types of flavoured raclette cheese. We tried the saffran and the chilly ones and they were absolutely delicious! We tasted with sake, which I don’t know whether it was the right combination, but it was ok.

Raclette & Sake (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Raclette & Sake (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

You could also choose to stay there for lunch at very reasonable prices for Zurich, that is:

  • a raclette dish with potatoes, pickled onions and cucumbers for 6CHF
  • a glass of wine for 4CHF
Raclette Lunch option (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Raclette Lunch option (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Everything was very good and the atmosphere very welcoming and relaxed. People form the neighbourhood got together, chatted, laughed, ate and drank in a very friendly atmosphere. You could also taste schnapps form the behind mountain and beer. Anyway, photos speak more than words! A very fun local experience! #livinglikealocal

Happy after raclette (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Happy after raclette (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

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Queueing for raclette (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Queueing for raclette (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Sabato scorso siamo andati vicino a casa da Amstad Chaesladeli a un negozietto tipico svizzero, cioe’ il negozietto di formaggi di prossimita’ (che vende i beni di prima necessita’, magari anche gourmet), perche’ inauguravano la stagione della raclette offrendo una degustazione di formaggio raclette aromatizzato in tante maniere. Per esempio noi abbiamo provato quello allo zafferano e quello al peperoncino che erano squisiti! Li abbiamo degustati con del Sake, che non sappiamo se sia l’abbinamento giusto, ma che non e’ stato male.

Raclette lunch (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Raclette lunch (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Volendo ci si poteva anche fermare a pranzo ed anche a poco, soprattutto considerando che siamo a Zurigo. Un piatto di raclette con patate, cipolline e cetriolini a 6 franchi e un bicchiero di vino a soli 4 franchi. Non male!

Schnapps tasting (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Schnapps tasting (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

C’era una bella atmosfera, da quartiere, molto socievole. Piu’ di 100 persone si sono riunite per pranzo! Si potevano anche poi degustare gratuitamente degli “schnapps” prodotti da una cooperativa della montagna dietro, una specie di grappa alla frutta tipica dei paesi di lingua tedesca, e birra. Le foto parlano piu’ delle parole!🙂 #livinglikealocal

Raclette season opening (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Raclette season opening (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Us at the raclette season opening (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Us at the raclette season opening (Photo credit: http://www.lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

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