Mediterranean raclette

The perfect raclette

After a long day outdoors, a hearty meal of raclette really hits the spot! This traditional Swiss dish traditionally involves melting a half wheel of cheese over bread, but times change. We can't even count how many creative ways there are to enjoy a nice cheesy raclette! We've come up with the ultimate raclette guide to please both the traditionalists and the innovators.

Cheese is the star of the show!

You can't have raclette without cheese! ! Pay a visit to the cheese counter at your local Marché Adonis and stock up on a wide variety of cheese Grilling cheeses, like halloumi or nabulsi, are perfect for raclette, as you can cook them directly on the grill plate. You may also want to try out some other cheeses for melting onto meat, veggies and slices of bread. Mozzarella, Brie, aged cheddar, Gruyere, Gouda, you name it-there's no cheese that isn't great with raclette! We also offer an assortment of pre sliced raclette cheese to make your life a little easier.

Protein pairings

Grisons meat is traditionally served with Swiss raclette, but there are lots of different options for grilling. Why limit yourself to just one protein? Here are just a few ideas:

- Sliced marinated meat: beef, lamb, chicken, pork, game, etc. Head to your local Marché Adonis and check out our ready to cook marinated meats, such as shish taouk chicken and souvlaki pork.
- Firm fish such as salmon, trout, tilapia and tuna.
- Seafood: scallops, shrimp, etc.
- Charcuterie: ham, sausage, salami, prosciutto, etc.
- Marinated firm tofu.
- Slices of pre cooked sausage, such as our makanek sausages.
- Eggs, cooked right on the grill plate or in the raclette trays.

Get your fill of vegetables!

Grilled veggies are oh so good! Mix and match your favourites for a variety of colours, textures and flavours. Bell peppers, onions, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and mushrooms all taste delicious on a grill flavoured by meat and cheese. Take the time to pre cook firmer vegetables, such as carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and creamer potatoes (a raclette must) by blanching them for a few minutes before serving.

Supporting roles

Bread is a must with raclette! Dish up some warm baguette, seasoned croutons, mini pitas, anything you've got. Variety is key!It's also a great opportunity to prepare some of your favourite fondue sauces to pair with the grilled meat. Try changing things up a bit with Adonis sauces and dips: hummus, baba ghanouj, muhammara, there's no shortage of options! Finally, raclette can be a bit heavy, so you don't need to come up with any sides, but you can serve the meal with a light salad to add a bit of freshness and balance.

Quaff it down with...

There are a number of excellent drink pairings for raclette. The best choice to cut the richness of the cheese is a Savoie white, a German Riesling or a Swiss Fendant. If you prefer a red, choose a lighter wine like an Alsace Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais gamay. If you prefer beer, a lager or light wheat beer with fresh and fruity notes will do the trick.