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.
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 and some melted Raclette.
Beef fillet, aubergine and baby tomato skewers
Here’s another delicious Mediterranean combination. Simply slide cubes of fillet and aubergine along with some whole tomatoes onto a skewer. Cook for a few minutes, season and serve with melting Raclette goodness.
Roast some macadamias and walnuts and enjoy these with the melted Raclette.
Cook a few baby potatoes and dip them in the melted cheese or scrape some cheese over the potatoes.
Caramelized pears and baby figs with thyme
If you thought that Raclette was only for mains, think again. There’s a reason they serve cheese platters on the dessert menu. For a sweet treat, take sliced pears and figs and sprinkle it with thyme, brown sugar and honey and place under the grill until slightly browned. Then top with some melted Raclette.
Looking for a raclette machine? Pop over to our Picnic Shed and pick one up!