According to the legend, it was a winegrower named “Leon” who invented the raclette. On a cold winter’s evening he put a few potatoes to cook in the hot coals as he was preparing a dinner party. Unfortunately, the cheese had been kept to close to the hearth and melted. He sliced up the potatoes and scraped the melted cheese onto a plate. Raclette was born.
At the Auberge de Savièse, we serve raclette the traditional way: using half wheels of cheese as yxou can see on these photos.