Cheese, Love and Happiness

Something as simple as melted cheese becomes so much more when it’s shared with family and friends. With Boska’s fondue and raclette sets, you can prepare a memorable meal that’s delicious, casual, and completely conducive to mingling. Fondue involves dipping a solid food, such as bread, fruit or nuts, into a pot of warm melted cheese (or chocolate).For Raclette, melted cheese is poured onto boiled potatoes or bread and typically served with other vegetables and meats, such as pickles, onions, ham or salami. Both dishes are meant for sharing. The sets we’re featuring come from Boska, a family business started by Willem Bos in 1896 in Bodegraven, Holland. A blacksmith by trade, Willem started making cheese-cutting tools for local farmers. Today his great-grandson, Martijn Bos, runs the business, which offers a range of traditional fondue and raclette sets. Boska’s Cheese Fondue Nero set includes a fondue pan, mahogany base, six fondue forks and a stainless steel burner. It’s perfect for a small group. The smaller Tapas Cheese Fondue Set, which uses a tea light candle for heating, is best suited for an intimate dinner for two people. If it’s raclette you’re craving, Boska’s Tapas Cheese Raclette set comes packaged in a wooden box, which doubles as a stand when you’re melting the cheese. It gets its heat from three tea light candles and can be used indoors or outdoors (perfect for summer picnics). The two-tiered Mini Raclette is a plug-in device. You can grill vegetables on the burner before you top them with melted cheese. No matter which set you choose, be prepared to succumb to the irresistible taste of warm, melted cheese.

Boska Holland

Fondue and Raclette Sets

Cheese, Love and Happiness

Something as simple as melted cheese becomes so much more when it’s shared with family and friends. With Boska’s fondue and raclette sets, you can prepare a memorable meal that’s delicious, casual, and completely conducive to mingling. Fondue involves dipping a solid food, such as bread, fruit or nuts, into a pot of warm melted cheese (or chocolate).For Raclette, melted cheese is poured onto boiled potatoes or bread and typically served with other vegetables and meats, such as pickles, onions, ham or salami. Both dishes are meant for sharing. The sets we’re featuring come from Boska, a family business started by Willem Bos in 1896 in Bodegraven, Holland. A blacksmith by trade, Willem started making cheese-cutting tools for local farmers. Today his great-grandson, Martijn Bos, runs the business, which offers a range of traditional fondue and raclette sets. Boska’s Cheese Fondue Nero set includes a fondue pan, mahogany base, six fondue forks and a stainless steel burner. It’s perfect for a small group. The smaller Tapas Cheese Fondue Set, which uses a tea light candle for heating, is best suited for an intimate dinner for two people. If it’s raclette you’re craving, Boska’s Tapas Cheese Raclette set comes packaged in a wooden box, which doubles as a stand when you’re melting the cheese. It gets its heat from three tea light candles and can be used indoors or outdoors (perfect for summer picnics). The two-tiered Mini Raclette is a plug-in device. You can grill vegetables on the burner before you top them with melted cheese. No matter which set you choose, be prepared to succumb to the irresistible taste of warm, melted cheese.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Martijn
    Martijn

    It is great that the Daily Grommet wants to tell Boska’s story and will contribute to helping you Enjoy life and EXPLORE CHEESE.

    I had never thought cheese would play such a big part in my life. I have always enjoyed eating cheese, but then again, what would you expect when you’re born and grow up in the cheese heart of Holland…

    Since 1896 our family company Boska has been a specialist in cheese tools. My grandfather and father were concerned with helping the cheese makers with their professional tools. But I have the ambition to bring cheese tools to the kitchen table, simply because I enjoy cheese myself so much. A great product like that deserves great tools no matter if you want to melt, grill, slice or grate it.

    Now I’m on the road again, getting inspired to design new cheese tools, but Esther, from our US office will be happy to answer your questions today.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/7/2011 1:01 PM

    Here is a picture of the Trio Formaggio Cheese Grater that is included with any orders today and tomorrow:

  • Kate
    Kate
    12/7/2011 2:29 PM

    Can you use other cheese than raclette in the raclette melter? What kind of cheese can be used in the fondue pots?

  • Esther
    Esther
    12/7/2011 3:09 PM

    @Kate:That's is a great question...thanks! We do a lot of Raclette lunches at the office and try out new cheeses all the time. One of my favorite besides Raclette cheese is Parrano cheese. But you can try any cheese with not a too high fat content and have fun with it.

    Traditional Fondue cheese is Gruyere and Emmenthaler mix. They sell a great pre-shredded mix at most supermarkets or specialty cheese stores.

    You can mix the cheese with "kir" or a nice dry white wine. Do rub some garlic in the inside of the pot before you add the cheese. Enjoy life and Explore cheese Kate:)

  • Susan
    Susan
    12/7/2011 11:11 PM

    How easy are the fondue pots to clean? What is the finish on them?

  • Esther
    Esther
    12/8/2011 10:07 AM

    @Susan:Hi, the fondue pots are very easy to clean. All you have to do is put them into your dishwasher. However the wood stand of the Tapas Fondue you can just clean by hand. The pots are made from ceramic with a black color which of course is food safe.Enjoy!

  • Ruth
    Ruth
    12/27/2011 7:16 PM

    What kind of cheese do you recommend for stawberries, raspberries and champagne? I have placed my order for the tapas version to celebrate the new year with my husband after my babies fall asleep. Thank you!

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    12/27/2011 7:23 PM

    @Ruth Siegel: That sounds like the perfect evening Ruth!

    We reached out to Esther and this is what she recommends:

    "That sounds very romantic and more like a special dessert.

    I would suggest to get some really good dark chocolate and mix it with a little heavy cream to dip the berries in.

    You can also add a little Grand Marnier to the mix for a little orange flavor.

    Happy New Year!"

  • Mary MacGregor
    Mary MacGregor
    2/5/2012 10:58 PM

    Esther,

    We're enjoying our first use of the Boska fondue pot during the Superbowl game. In preparing the cheese melt, my husband noticed the admonition that the pot be immersed in cold water for two hours before use. With several exclamation points. The directions did not appear to be related to seasoning of the container, which was my only guess.

    Why would a ceramic dish need to be chilled for several hours prior to each use? And, if so, that would certainly negate using it "when someone drops in for a drink."

    Thanks for your clarification on this mystery.

  • Esther
    Esther
    2/6/2012 12:26 PM

    @Mary MacGregor: Hi Mary, It is always so great to hear that people are enjoying a fun night with friends or family and our product. This is very rewarding to us!

    Regarding the soaking of the pot, you only have to do this one time. We recommend doing this before you use it the first time so your pot will not crack. I won't get into the whole technical logic behind it but rest assure you do not have to do it every time you use it:)Have fun with it and cheers!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Boska Holland

Fondue and Raclette Sets

Cheese, Love and Happiness

Something as simple as melted cheese becomes so much more when it’s shared with family and friends. With Boska’s fondue and raclette sets, you can prepare a memorable meal that’s delicious, casual, and completely conducive to mingling.

Fondue involves dipping a solid food, such as bread, fruit or nuts, into a pot of warm melted cheese (or chocolate).For Raclette, melted cheese is poured onto boiled potatoes or bread and typically served with other vegetables and meats, such as pickles, onions, ham or salami. Both
dishes are meant for sharing.

The sets we’re featuring come from Boska, a family business started by Willem Bos in 1896 in Bodegraven, Holland. A blacksmith by trade, Willem started making cheese-cutting tools for local farmers. Today his great-grandson, Martijn Bos, runs the business, which offers a range of traditional fondue and raclette sets.

Boska’s Cheese Fondue Nero set includes a fondue pan, mahogany base, six fondue forks and a stainless steel burner. It’s perfect for a small group. The smaller Tapas Cheese Fondue Set, which uses a tea light candle for heating, is best suited for an intimate dinner for two people.

If it’s raclette you’re craving, Boska’s Tapas Cheese Raclette set comes packaged in a wooden box, which doubles as a stand when you’re melting the cheese. It gets its heat from three tea light candles and can be used indoors or outdoors (perfect for summer picnics). The two-tiered Mini Raclette is a plug-in device. You can grill vegetables on the burner before you top them with melted cheese.

No matter which set you choose, be prepared to succumb to the irresistible taste of warm, melted cheese.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Martijn
    Martijn

    It is great that the Daily Grommet wants to tell Boska’s story and will contribute to helping you Enjoy life and EXPLORE CHEESE.

    I had never thought cheese would play such a big part in my life. I have always enjoyed eating cheese, but then again, what would you expect when you’re born and grow up in the cheese heart of Holland…

    Since 1896 our family company Boska has been a specialist in cheese tools. My grandfather and father were concerned with helping the cheese makers with their professional tools. But I have the ambition to bring cheese tools to the kitchen table, simply because I enjoy cheese myself so much. A great product like that deserves great tools no matter if you want to melt, grill, slice or grate it.

    Now I’m on the road again, getting inspired to design new cheese tools, but Esther, from our US office will be happy to answer your questions today.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/7/2011 1:01 PM

    Here is a picture of the Trio Formaggio Cheese Grater that is included with any orders today and tomorrow:

  • Kate
    Kate
    12/7/2011 2:29 PM

    Can you use other cheese than raclette in the raclette melter? What kind of cheese can be used in the fondue pots?

  • Esther
    Esther
    12/7/2011 3:09 PM

    @Kate:That's is a great question...thanks! We do a lot of Raclette lunches at the office and try out new cheeses all the time. One of my favorite besides Raclette cheese is Parrano cheese. But you can try any cheese with not a too high fat content and have fun with it.

    Traditional Fondue cheese is Gruyere and Emmenthaler mix. They sell a great pre-shredded mix at most supermarkets or specialty cheese stores.

    You can mix the cheese with "kir" or a nice dry white wine. Do rub some garlic in the inside of the pot before you add the cheese. Enjoy life and Explore cheese Kate:)

  • Susan
    Susan
    12/7/2011 11:11 PM

    How easy are the fondue pots to clean? What is the finish on them?

  • Esther
    Esther
    12/8/2011 10:07 AM

    @Susan:Hi, the fondue pots are very easy to clean. All you have to do is put them into your dishwasher. However the wood stand of the Tapas Fondue you can just clean by hand. The pots are made from ceramic with a black color which of course is food safe.Enjoy!

  • Ruth
    Ruth
    12/27/2011 7:16 PM

    What kind of cheese do you recommend for stawberries, raspberries and champagne? I have placed my order for the tapas version to celebrate the new year with my husband after my babies fall asleep. Thank you!

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    12/27/2011 7:23 PM

    @Ruth Siegel: That sounds like the perfect evening Ruth!

    We reached out to Esther and this is what she recommends:

    "That sounds very romantic and more like a special dessert.

    I would suggest to get some really good dark chocolate and mix it with a little heavy cream to dip the berries in.

    You can also add a little Grand Marnier to the mix for a little orange flavor.

    Happy New Year!"

  • Mary MacGregor
    Mary MacGregor
    2/5/2012 10:58 PM

    Esther,

    We're enjoying our first use of the Boska fondue pot during the Superbowl game. In preparing the cheese melt, my husband noticed the admonition that the pot be immersed in cold water for two hours before use. With several exclamation points. The directions did not appear to be related to seasoning of the container, which was my only guess.

    Why would a ceramic dish need to be chilled for several hours prior to each use? And, if so, that would certainly negate using it "when someone drops in for a drink."

    Thanks for your clarification on this mystery.

  • Esther
    Esther
    2/6/2012 12:26 PM

    @Mary MacGregor: Hi Mary, It is always so great to hear that people are enjoying a fun night with friends or family and our product. This is very rewarding to us!

    Regarding the soaking of the pot, you only have to do this one time. We recommend doing this before you use it the first time so your pot will not crack. I won't get into the whole technical logic behind it but rest assure you do not have to do it every time you use it:)Have fun with it and cheers!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.