The “Biscuiterie Rault” is a cassava biscuit factory which was founded in 1870 by Mr. Hilarion Rault, the youngest of the family Rault.
A visit to the factory will make will not only make you discover the craftsmanship production of the famous cassava biscuit but also to immerse in the history of Mauritius and the village of Mahébourg.
The tour begins with the weighing of cassava, and right away a plunge in history by discovering the ancient weighing equipment dated from 1839. The weighing machine of make H.Pooley & Sons was brought from Liverpool in Britain.
Then it's around the washer-peeler machine (homemade) that you’ll continue the visit. To discover the process of turning the roots into Cassava flour
Cassava flour is then sieved manually before being mixed with the other ingredients and cooked on the plates of the oven fed with sugar cane leaves.
And within minutes of baking the cookies are ready to be packed, another step that is expertly made by hands.