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Maredsous Abbey is also known for the production of Maredsous cheese. It is a loaf-shaped cheese made from cow's milk. The cheese is lightly pressed, then washed in brine to create the firm, orange crust and pungent aroma.

The abbey currently makes five varieties: Maredsous Tradition, Mi-Vieux (half old), Fumé (smoked), Fondu (fondue), Frais (the fresh cheese), Light, and Fagotin.

This semi-soft cheese is very popular throughout continental Europe. Served in tubs and individually packaged triangles in cardboard wheels, it has been imitated in the United States by Laughing Cow, a French branded cheese called La Vache Qui Rit. It is not imported to the US.

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