Death Cheese was a soft cheese that was rich in flavor. It was usually packed in a red paraffin rind, and was considered a delicacy on any dining room table.
This cheese was made from catoblepas milk. Herds were kept by out-of-work adventurers who harvested the milk from the deadly creatures so the cheese could be produced. The Marsh Drovers of the Farsea Marshes were also known for producing the cheese, as well as the less well-known Deadeye Butter, also made from catoblepas milk.
Death Cheese could be purchased from Aurora's Emporium and most other shops for 5 gp per 1‑pound (450‑gram) loaf. It was much cheaper, however, to purchase the cheese directly from the Marsh Drovers at the marketplace in Eagle Peak, where a loaf of the same size cost only 2 gp.
- 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 (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 205. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
- Dale Donovan (May 1998). For Duty & Deity. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-1234-0.