On Wednesday, March 6th, Student Life hosted the annual Parsons Paris Raclette and Fondue Dinner for students and faculty.
For those new to France, the French (and Swiss!) take cheese to a whole new level with these two traditional Alpine dishes. Culture Trip details the difference between the two, “First the basics. Cheese fondue is cheese (or several different cheeses) melted in a pot with white wine and eaten with bread. With raclette, the usual custom is to take a block of cheese, grill it and then scrape off the melted, or slightly crispy, part. Raclette offers slightly more freedom to your meal. While there are variants of cheese fondue, such as with tomatoes or mushrooms, it is mostly the same: melted cheese with bread. With raclette you get to pick and choose a few more ingredients and it is usually enjoyed with cold meats, potato, gherkin and pickled onions.”
Needless to say, the night was filled with copious amounts of cheese and everyone needed a nice walk home.