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Death Cheese was a unique cheese that came from the swamps bordering both Cormyr and Sembia. It was sold through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue[1] and in many other locations.[2]


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.[1]


This cheese was made from catoblepas milk.[1][2] Herds were kept by out-of-work adventurers who harvested the milk from the deadly creatures so the cheese could be produced.[1] 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.[2]


Death Cheese could be purchased from Aurora's Emporium and most other shops for 5 gp per 1‑pound (450‑gram) loaf.[1] 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.[2]


The cheese's reputation included tales that the catoblepas milk was harvested by blind monks who could locate the creatures purely by a sense of smell.[1]

Death Cheese imported from Toril was one of the most popular items in Imel's Happy Tongue, a tavern in Sigil.[3]



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