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Après-ski

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

750 mlSouth Africa
A.A. Badenhorst The Curator 2019

A.A. Badenhorst The Curator 2019

$13.75

750 mlSouth AfricaSAQ code : 12889126
Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

$13.20

Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

750 mlItaly
Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Canti Barbera d'Asti Superiore

$13.20

750 mlItalySAQ code : 523142
Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

$12.65

Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

750 mlFrance
Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

$12.65

750 mlFranceSAQ code : 10510354

 

+pairings for cheese recipes

Three-cheese gnocchi with the white wine Rapitala Catarratto

Rapitala Terre Siciliane

$13.55

Rapitala Terre Siciliane

750 mlItaly
Rapitala Terre Siciliane

Rapitala Terre Siciliane

$13.55

750 mlItalySAQ code : 613208

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

Roederer Brut Anderson Valley

$36.35

Roederer Brut Anderson Valley

750 mlUnited States
Roederer Brut Anderson Valley

Roederer Brut Anderson Valley

$36.35

750 mlUnited StatesSAQ code : 294181

Gratin dauphinois with the red wine Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

$14.70

Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

750 mlFrance
Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

Antonin Rodet Coteaux Bourguignons

$14.70

750 mlFranceSAQ code : 13188815

 

Photography: Maude Chauvin

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