If you’re a fan of the Alps, you’ll be familiar with the delicious dishes, served up by Raclette Raclette at the market, that have warmed many hungry tummies after a hard day’s skiing.

Cassy Olszewski has now brought the classic tartiflette and raclette to Stroud and given them a local twist by using local products.

Big bubbling pans of tartiflette, a cheesy melange of potatoes, bacon and gherkins can be bought to take away or as a cook at home dish. Or try the raclette, oodles of melted alpine cheese scraped off the grill and smothered over rosemary new potatoes, mixed leaves, and homemade pickles.

Although Swiss in origin, the ingredients used at Raclette Raclette are firmly local based – the meat is always free-range, ingredients are often organic, and locally sourced and produced, although the cheese is not, although it is bought from the Shambles market’s Ken the cheese.

Unfortunately for us, they will be having their last stall for a while this Saturday as Cassy is about to have a baby! So, tartiflette fans, you’d best get your fill this weekend!

In other news, The Garlic Farm are there this week and Godsell’s Cheeses are changing the way they sell their cheese.

Up until now they have always brought pre-wrapped and weighed pieces of cheese to market but the plastic crisis has caused them to review this and they will now be moving to cutting cheese at the market and getting rid of the plastic packaging.