The Quintessential Cheese for Sharing
Raclette originates from beautiful Switzerland, and this name is derived from the word “racler” in French, which means “to scrape.” It has a rich history rooted in the beautiful Alpine region of Switzerland. Mentions of raclette cheese date as far back as the 12th century when shepherds and farmers at that time would place the cheese next to a campfire to melt it and then spread it on other foods for a filling meal. As it was easy to transport up to the mountains, this dish become popular among people living in the Alps valleys, and over time it ascended to a national delicacy.
Raclette cheese is made from high-quality cow milk and then pressed into a wheel shape before getting soaked in a salt brine. The cheese is aged from three to six months, and depending on the cheese-making region, it will have a slightly different aroma and flavour. Regular accompaniments are potatoes, pickled vegetables (like cornichons or olives) and cured meats.
This month, Park Hyatt Saigon is excited to introduce this traditional treat at our Opera restaurant, with a creative twist for a more exciting dining experience. The crowd-pleasing dish will be served with top produce from Italy and curated wine pairings. Enjoy the creamy and gooey melting cheese slowly scraped right in front of your eyes and onto your plates.
Exclusively at Opera bar, from 4:00 PM daily.
Prices start at VND 550,000 per guest, subject to 5% service charge and then 10% VAT.