The crust of the raclette cheese can usually be eaten without any problems. Only in a few cases, the raclette cheese still has a red-brownish, soft layer, which should be scraped off before the meal.
The cleaned, more or less crispy rind that forms on the edges of the cheese after a few raclettes is a delicacy. It is called "religieuse" because it tastes heavenly. Lovers of strong flavors have this crust served with a raclette.