Are you a big fans of cheese? Then you should be learning more on this. Cheese is not just having on pizza and tostie but you have more than that. Melting cheese is not the same anymore and we learned that some melt better than others, allowing unlocked textures flavours and tatse to ooze out.
Chef Pierre Gay, a cheese master, cheese connoisseur and expert from France, shared his extensive knowledge on European cheese through a Raclette party jointly organized by the French Inter branch Diary Organization and European Union, to promote the pre-emience and finesse of European Cheese.
He shared the secret in choosing the right cheese for a Raclette is the moisture content “The more moisture the cheese has, the better it melts. Generally European Cheeses are more suited for Racettes and the favorites are the signature Racelette Cheese, Emmental and Comte. Once melted they will have nuttier sweeter flavour.”
Having a mission to educate the public in Malaysia of the different variety of European Cheeses and how to enjoy them, Chef Pierre Gay gave an insight in the world of European Cheese through a Raclette Party recently at Cocott’ KL.
We also learned that how the chef melted the Raclette cheese using the large Raclette machine and then scraped over the cured meats and condiments to the delight of the guests. We also understand that Raclette Cheese is an excellent melting cheese and the main cheese used in raclettes and fondues. Pungent yet savoury, the Raclette’s PH Level gives it a perfect melting point resulting in a molten liquid that is stringy and holds its shape at the same time.
And we had a chance to enjoy the choices of Brie, Reblochon, Fourme D’Ambert, Comte, Saint Nectaire, Gouda and Scamorza over table top Raclette machine and paired with the various cooked and raw vegetable, meat, condiments and bread.
Considered to be one of the most versatile foods in the world, cheese can be eaten as it is; paired with a classy wine or even incorporated into any dishes- from cold to hot, sweet to spicy; from appetisers to desserts- most cheese recipes only need a few additional items added to the star ingredients to make them fantastic. With the stringent quality control and regulations in Europe, European cheeses are always one of the highest quality and the best cheese products that are readily available to the consumers of Malaysia.
A Raclette which is a new concept in Malaysia is a great way to enjoy European cheeses and can be easily at home to be enjoyed with friends and family, giving the traditional cheese platter a noveler and enjoyable upgrade.