The RacletteCorner children are growing up and our son got married this summer. Like everything else this year, the wedding plans had to be adjusted. While the family from Switzerland and Germany couldn't come, the close family and family friends were able to join us in a lovely outside wedding ceremony.
While the bridal party was taking pictures, the guests enjoyed a charcuterie board with a variety of cheeses, dried meats, fruit and nuts. The weather was perfect for a relaxed afternoon in the shade of some old ash trees.
Later the guests were seated in a tent. As per special request by the bride and groom, we had traditional raclette for dinner. Small cooked potatoes, a mixed salad with a vinaigrette dressing, cornichons, dried meat, topped with a generous scrape of melted raclette cheese from the wheel. Our friend Antje was the designated racletteur and presented the cheese perfectly.
We used a raclette melter that holds two half wheels so serving went quickly with one wheel melting under the heating element while the others is scraped onto the dinner plate.
The meal was accompanied by Rivella, a Swiss non alcoholic sparkling beverage that was the bride and groom's favorite when visiting Switzerland last year. (And yes, we also had other beverage options... )
The dinner was rounded up by wedding cake and cup cakes from Mary's Cake Creations, the best cake lady in town!
The wedding ended with a dance outside on the grass.
What a wonderful day!
Pictures by Rhody Ray Design