Raclette is a Swiss cheese that is enjoyed melted, typically over potatoes | Source: Juliet Melbourne, Melbourne CBD

The Best Places to Find Raclette in Melbourne

Craving potatoes and pickles covered in melted raclette perfection? Or perhaps a raclette grilled cheese toastie? The Swiss dish of raclette is the perfect meal to enjoy on chilly days or alongside a drink or two at a bar or practically anytime and anywhere. Fortunately for Melburnians, there are a few highly-rated restaurants and cheese shops where you can get your hands on the ultimate comfort food that is raclette.

Smithward

Located in Collingwood, Smithward is a cosy wine bar that has become well known for its decadent raclette cheese. As part of its small plates menu, Smithward serves raclette traditional style with potatoes and pickles every night; the perfect accompaniment to its 100 per cent Victorian wine list.

Every Thursday Smithward dish up ‘Rac’n’Mac’: deliciously oozing raclette cheese atop macaroni cheese, cornichon pickles and sourdough.

Milk the Cow

Doubling as a fromagerie and late-night cheese bar, Milk the Cow knows cheese and wants you to try some of the best there is. As part of a limited menu, Milk the Cow serves seasonal cheeseboards, fondues and two types of raclette cheese, both melted over potatoes and served with prosciutto, cornichon pickles and white wine. Milk the Cow has two venues: one on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda and another on Lygon Street in Carlton.

Maker & Monger

Calling themselves the ‘Chapel of Cheese’ Maker & Monger offers a range of top international cheeses as well as their renowned grilled cheese toasties at its shop inside Prahan Market. Alongside a raclette, potato, mozzarella and thyme toastie, Maker & Monger also dish up a selection of seasonal cheese dishes.

Juliet Melbourne

As a sibling bar and restaurant to Punch Lane, Juliet is a cosy venue tucked in the basement on Little Bourke Street that offers plenty of bar bites and cheese, including raclette. Dishing up Heidi Farm raclette with pickles and potatoes, as well as bresaola if your heart desires, Juliet is another top spot to enjoy the golden melty goodness of raclette.

Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop

Located on Sydney Road in Brunswick, Harper & Blohm is an artisan cheese shop sells a wide range of cheeses from Australia and beyond as well as tasty eats in its cafĂ©. If you’re on the hunt for some delicious raclette, then Harper & Blohm’s Classic 3 Cheese toastie, complete with caramelised onion, cheddar and gruyere, is what you need.

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