Hailing from the town of Mondsee, Mondseer is an Austrian cheese made from cow's milk, with a history dating back to the early 19th century. This cheese has the authentic rural flavour of the region. Typically crafted using pasteurized cow's milk, there have also been variations of Mondseer produced using goat's milk. With a smooth texture and fine eyes, the cheese possesses a distinctive sharpness and a mildly acidic taste resulting from the infusion of salt water and red cultures. Each wheel of this rich, buttery, and creamy cheese weighs approximately twenty to thirty pounds. In Austrian cuisine, Mondseer is used in cheese salads, Brett´ljausen, cheese platters, and gratin dishes.