Cheese and Smoked Ham in a Puff Pastry

Cheese and Smoked Ham in Puff Pastry

A mellow bechamel sauce balances the sharpness of the cheese and the smokiness of the ham in this classic Savoyard recipe. See the recipe for Cheese and Smoked Ham in Puff Pastry»Jean-Daniel Sudres/Scope

Raclette is an uncooked, semi-firm cow's milk cheese. It originated from Switzerland but is also produced in the Savoie region of France and is now a local staple.