Fondue may be more famous than raclette, but true cheese lovers will always prefer the latter. It’s not that fondue isn’t amazing. It’s that raclette gives you even more cheese to top many foods, not just bread.
Raclette functions as a large piece of cheese that’s mounted onto a special tool. As the cheese melts, you scrape it onto a plate with potatoes, vegetables, pickles, cold meats and, yes, bread.
The cheese is thicker than the one used for fondue and has a stronger flavor.