Cheese was widely available in Faerûn.
Cheese was most often found in 1-lb circular or elliptic wheels, or in rectangular loaves, which could then be divided further in wedges, or hunks. Some cheeses could also be found in large 100-lb wheys, for example when ordered in bulk from Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.
Types of cheeseEdit
- Arabellan Cheddar
- Once described as "the most popular cheddar cheese of the Sea of Fallen Stars". It was a sturdy, orange cheese that travelled extremely well.
- A strongly flavored cheese from Impiltur. It was yellow and crumbled easily.
- Chessentan Lotus Cheese
- Popular in Chessenta and in the empires on the southeastern side of the Sea of Fallen Stars for a very long time, it was normally mixed with lotus flower petals, although there were other Chessentan cheeses that were mixed with less exotic petals, such as rose or honeysuckle.
- Death Cheese
- Made from the milk of the deadly catoblepas. It was produced by monks who hired adventurers to herd and milk the catoblepas.
- Damarite Red
- Also known as Bloodcheese, it came from the lands of the Bloodstone. It was made from goat's milk, which imparted a sharp, hearty, pungent tang.
- Elturian Grey
- Reminiscent of blue cheese, but had black veins. It was also known as stonework or dwarfcheese, and had a distinctly pungent flavor.
- Farmer's Cheese
- Also known as pot cheese or cottage cheese, it was mostly consumed locally as it did not travel well.
- Green Calishite
- Made by the Calishites, who mixed curry into their cheeses to enhance the flavor. The potent cheese had an aquamarine hue due to the curry, and was extremely spicy.
- Luiren spring cheese
- Also known as Halfling's Cheese, or mind cheese, it was pungently aromatic and soft. Although not very tasty to humans, it had a profound effect on halflings, who reacted to it as if it were a strong wine or narcotic. In some instances, halflings could become addicted to it as they would to a mind-affecting drug.
- Mist cheese
- Produced in Loudwater Vale, it was a rich, soft white cheese that became translucent when sliced thinly. It was also known as Ethereal Cheese by the elves.
- Nut cheeses
- Most prevalent in Silverymoon, Mirabar, Sundabar, and the other cities of the Savage Frontier, they were a traditional way to preserve un-shelled nuts (such as hickory nuts, walnuts, and chestnuts).
- Pepper cheese
- A tangy, supple cheese created by mixing southern spices with a mixture of goat and cow cheese. It was easily identified by the rind, which was leathery and dotted with peppercorns.
- A heavy smoky cheese from Rashemen.
- Turmish Brick
- A cheese mixed with the heavy red wine that was common among the Turmish. It was a sweet, crumbly, burgundy cheese, wrapped in red wax, and had an easily identifiable, rectangular shape.
- Vilhon blanc
- Made with a lighter wine than Turmish Brick, it was a lighter cheese with a sweet, delicate flavor. The cheese was typically consumed locally, and was rarely found beyond the Sea of Fallen Stars or Sembia.
- A salty, pungent, herbal goat cheese, produced in Vilkstead, capital of Utheraal. It was most popular in Sword Coast taverns.
- Also called eyed cheese, holed cheese, or arrow-shot, it was popular and common in Waterdeep.
- Yak butter
- A mild and delicate cream cheese made from yak milk. At one time, it could be found from the Spine of the World to the Hordelands.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 122. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (August 1999). Silverfall. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-1365-7.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (2001-08-29). Part #22: Night Ale at the Meet. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-01-13.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (April 2001–May 2003). Elminster Speaks archive (Zipped PDF). Elminster Speaks p. 28. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2016-09-03.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 123. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 204. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
- ↑ Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.