Mont des Cats cheese

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Mont des Cats
MontsdesCats fromage.jpg
Region France
Town Mont des Cats
Source of milk Cow's milk
Fat content 50
Aging time min. 2 months

Trappist monks started producing Mont des Cats cheeses in 1890.[1] The cheese with a fat content of 50% is produced using cows milk from local sources. While maturing for at least two months the cheese is washed with salted water containing a dye made from annatto seeds which gives the rind its characteristic color.[2]


  1. ^ "Abbaye du Mont des Cats -". 
  2. ^ "Abbaye du Mont des Cats cheese, cow milk". Retrieved 2018-09-17.