Raclette is a heavy meal with plenty of flavour and fat content. However, acidity is the key component.
Raclette cheese is strongly acidic, so a good accompaniment is a wine that is low in acidity such as Fendant or Chasselas. But a Gewürztraminer also works well, although this combination may be too much for some palates.
But what if guests prefer red wine? There’s no reason you shouldn’t serve it – on the contrary. Under certain circumstances red wine may even be a better accompaniment to melted cheese than white wine. The ideal partners come from Vaud, a Pinot noir from Switzerland or a Shiraz from a warm climate.