#5. Raclette. (The Seven Best Things I Ate on the Haute Route)

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5. Raclette. A traditional dish of the region and the height of simple (but tasty) eating. It's also the perfect way to fuel up after a long day in the mountains. Place half of a big wheel of cheese under a small broiler. The top layer melts and browns and gets a few crispy crunchy bits. Take a knife and scrape off the top melted layer onto your plate, forming a little pool of melted cheese. It's always served with a few small potatoes, garnished with pickles and tiny, round onions. So good I dare you to try to eat just one portion.

Many locations. Easy to find.

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eat, Haute Route, travel, walkRyan Moore