Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Raclette Cheese and Wine Class

Raclette Cheese and Wine Pairing Class
$25 / person
Thursday February 6,  7-8:30pm

Kicking of 2014 in style The Wine and Cheese Place is happy to offer an intimate Raclette Cheese and Wine Pairing Class. You will taste wide a variety of house made delicacies paired with wines from Switzerland, France and Italy.  
Reservations required, limited to 12 people for this class
Call 314.727.8788 for reservations

Wines to be tasted:

  • NV Pierre Boniface Les Rocailles Brut de Savoie, France
  • 2009 Serge Roh Petite Arvine, Switzerland
  • 2012 Pierre Boniface Apremont de Savoie, France
  • 2011 Amandoleyre Fendabt Grand Cru, Switzerland
  • 2012 Domaine Tour de Boisee Ma Vigne Cabernet Sauvignon, France
  • 2011 Domaine Montbourgeau Cotes du Jura Poulsard, France

Cold Weather is time to think about Raclette for dinner...
Raclette Season is here!
"Raclette, a semi-firm cheese from the Swiss and French Alps, is a fun and different way to enjoy cheese at a friendly get-together on a cool fall or cold winter night. Raclette, which means “scraper,” is traditionally hung on a fork in from of a fire so that the face of the cheese softens. As it melts, it is scraped off the cheese slab and eaten with boiled new potatoes, pickled onions, and cornichons. Today there is an easier way. Electric raclette melters are available for borrow (for free) or for sale from The Wine and Cheese Place, along with properly sliced French or Swiss raclette. Slices of raclette are placed in individual melting trays for a few moments, and then spread on fresh slices of French bread. This is an easy and delicious alternative to fondue ~ no mixing and heating ingredients ahead of time! The texture of raclette is very smooth, and seems to melt in your mouth even without heating. The taste is rich, reminiscent of wine and fruit, with a pronounced tang. Thinly sliced dried ham, such as prosciutto, iberico or serrano is an excellent accompaniment. Raclette, thin ham slices, bread, boiled potatoes, pickled onions and sour gerkins, make for a light and festive supper for friends or family.
-- Bonnie Canning, cheesemonger

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