Elturian Grey was a sheep-milk cheese crafted in Elturel in the Western Heartlands, also known as stonework or dwarfcheese. It was also sold through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

This heavy whitish cheese was streaked with black veins, giving it the appearance of stone, hence its other names. Despite its appearance, this pungent cheese was a tasty treat.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The premier cheese of Elturel in the mid–14th century DR, Aurora not only solid it via Aurora's Emporium but kept some in her own larder. She enjoyed surprising it on guests who complained about Elturel and other trade cities, and its reputation spread.[1]

By the early 1360s DR, these other trade cities were producing imitations, often made from cow's milk and with close names like "Elturel Grey" or "Elturel Gray".[1] In 1365 DR, Sir Rivaldo kept an assortment of fine cheeses, including Elturian gray, when he traveled in a coach along the Trade Way from the Way Inn to Waterdeep.[2] Circa 1366 DR, "Elturian gray" was being sold in neighboring Scornubel, where it was quite popular among the cheese selection at the Far Anchor inn, but Volothamp Geddarm remarked he didn't see much of it when in Elturel.[3] By 1370 DR, "Elturian Gray" was available at The Rising Moon inn in Highmoon, Deepingdale, among its wide selection of strong cheeses.[4][note 1]

Prices[edit | edit source]

The original Elturian Grey could be purchased from Aurora's in the following sizes:[1]

  • Loaf, 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) for 6 sp

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Given the variations in phrasing, spelling, and case of these cheeses in the sources, it is difficult to know which are genuine and which are counterfeit.

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