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Wilhelm Tell already enjoyed raclette in 1291? Before his famous apple-on-the-head shot, he strengthened himself according to the story with raclette, at that time "Bratchäs".
The Swiss raclette cheese already has a few years under its belt: according to the writings of the monasteries of Obwalden and Nidwalden, we can assume that the freedom fighter Wilhelm Tell had already enjoyed "Bratchäs", as raclette was called at the time, in 1291.
The raclette cheese was melted on an open fire, the soft mass was then gradually stripped onto a plate.
This type of preparation remained the heirloom of the farmers for a long time. It was not until the 20th century that the farmer's meal moved from the Alps to the valleys and, with the invention of the electric oven, quickly became a popular Swiss national dish.