Recipe of the month: Klein River Raclette (August 2017)

Made for melting, the Klein River Raclette presents nutty, sweet and slightly fruity aromas. The stringy elasticity of this melting-cheese makes it a truly magnificent treat for any occasion. This month’s our recipe is a collection of things to serve with our Raclette.

Klein River Raclette

What is Raclette?

Raclette is a melted cheese dish that’s more delectable than fondue. It’s name stems from the French verb racler, meaning to scrape. Traditionally, it was a simple meal that was enjoyed by shepherds in the fields. They would heat a stone and melt a bit of the cheese on the hot stone. Once melted, it was scraped off and served on top of boiled potatoes and onions. Nowadays, it’s cooked in special non-stick pans instead of on hot rocks.

Pair your meal with a crisp, acidic white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc. This will help cut the buttery texture of the cheese and refresh your mouth. A light-bodied, high-acid red would also work, such as a Pinot Noir.

Cured ham, asparagus and mozzarella skewers

The versatility of a raclette is endless. Skewer some asparagus, cured hams like black forest or parma ham and mozzarella balls, quickly cook on the top grill and you’ve got a tasty meal on a stick. Serve with a simple pesto hollandaise.

Beef fillet, aubergine and baby tomato skewers

Here’s another delicious Mediterranean combination. Simply slide cubed fillet and aubergine with some whole tomatoes onto a skewer. Cook for a few minutes, season and serve with cheesy goodness.

Mixed nuts

Roast some macadamias and walnuts and enjoy these with the melted cheese.

Caramelized pears and baby figs with thyme

If you thought raclette was only for mains, think again. There’s a reason they serve cheese platters on the dessert menu. Add sliced pears and figs with a sprinkling of thyme, brown sugar and honey and place under the grill for a sweet treat.

 

Looking for a raclette machine? Pop over to our Picnic Shed and pick one up!

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