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Après-ski

Raclette is a classic cold-weather dish, convivial and ideal for sharing a meal with friends!

Pie, cheese and company

Raclette pie is easy to make and, with a green salad, makes a great meal. Ham and mushrooms add a nice touch, either in the preparation or as an accompaniment. You’ll find several types of raclette cheeses in grocery stores, some flavoured with beer, fruit or spices. Incidentally, Quebec produces excellent raclette cheeses, like Griffon, Religieuse and La Belle Humeur. And Comtomme or Gré des Champs are good substitutes. When it comes to raclettes, just make sure to use a rich, fragrant and very firm cheese.

Raclette pie

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Cost per serving: about $2.50
6 to 8 servings

1 sheet puff pastry
2 large potatoes, thinly sliced
2 onions, minced
60 mL (1/4 cup) 35% cream
8 slices raclette cheese
6 sprigs rosemary
6 sprigs thyme
Salt and pepper

Garnish
Charcuterie (prosciutto, Bayonne ham or any other cured meat)
Arugula

1. Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). 2. In a skillet, heat oil and fry potatoes until slightly golden. Add onions and continue cooking for a few minutes. 3. Add cream and reduce to half. Let cool. 4. Season and spread mixture over puff pastry. Garnish with cheese and rosemary. 5. Bake in oven until pastry is golden, about 20 minutes. 6. Let cool slightly before topping with charcuterie and seasoned arugula.

 

What to drink with this raclette pie

An unusual blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier, the A.A. Badenhorst will make an excellent match. Its generous texture – and peach-and-apricot notes – will echo those of the cheeses. So, you’d rather have a red? Even with a cheese-based dish, try the fruity Canti, slightly redolent of currant, strawberry and raspberry. If you can’t decide between red and white, the Languedoc rosé Cazal Viel will suit just fine. Made from Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, all red fruits to be sure, it provides enough mellowness to complement the pie.

A.A. Badenhorst The Curator 2019

$13.75

A.A. Badenhorst The Curator 2019

White wine750 mlSouth Africa
A.A. Badenhorst The Curator 2019

A.A. Badenhorst The Curator 2019

$13.75

White wine750 mlSouth Africa, Western CapeSAQ code : 12889126
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Chenin blanc, 
  • Chardonnay, 
  • Viognier
Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

$13.20

Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Red wine750 mlItaly
Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

$13.20

Red wine750 mlItaly, PiedmontSAQ code : 00523142
Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

$12.65

Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

Rosé750 mlFrance
Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

$12.65

Rosé750 mlFrance, Languedoc-RoussillonSAQ code : 10510354
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Syrah, 
  • Grenache, 
  • Cinsault

 

+pairings for cheese recipes

Three-cheese gnocchi with the white wine Rapitala Catarratto

Rapitala Terre Siciliane

$12.55$13.55

Rapitala Terre Siciliane

White wine750 mlItaly
Rapitala Terre Siciliane

Rapitala Terre Siciliane

$12.55$13.55

White wine750 mlItaly, SicilySAQ code : 00613208
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Catarratto, 
  • Chardonnay

Our cheeses and ice cider fondue with the sparkling wine Roederer Estate

Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley

$36.35

Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley

Sparkling wine750 mlUnited States
Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley

Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley

$36.35

Sparkling wine750 mlUnited States, CaliforniaSAQ code : 00294181
  • Expert ratings:
  • WS91
  • WE92
  • MP4 *
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Chardonnay, 
  • Pinot noir

Gratin dauphinois with the red wine Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

$14.70

Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

Red wine750 mlFrance
Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

$14.70

Red wine750 mlFrance, BourgogneSAQ code : 13188815

 

Photography: Maude Chauvin

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