If you've ever stared longingly at a DIY food video in anticipation of the inevitable gooey cheese pull, South Wharf spot The Boatbuilders Yard has a rather specifically themed event for you. Raclette Thursdays are a weekly night dedicated to cheesy, cheesy indulgence, set to warm you from the inside out during Melbourne's characteristically chilly winter.
The recently launched event is delightfully focused solely on raclette — a Swiss cheese that is slowly heated until the top layer is deliciously gooey. This golden goop is then drizzled onto a selection of other, less godly food — what kind of food isn't made more impressive with the addition of cheese? Have your cheese tantalisingly draped over jacket potatoes and pickled vegetables, with the option of adding delicately sliced wagyu pastrami. It's $12 for a traditional serving, $17 with charcuterie.
For the ultimate pseudo European winter vibe, pair your raclette with a glass of Boatbuilders' house-made mulled wine and snag a spot in front of the roaring fire.
Raclette Thursdays run from 4pm every Thursday until the end of August.