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As well as being called Timanoix (which is when it is made by the monks in Brittany) - this cheese is called Trappe d’Echourgnac. Both are made in the same way and I agree that the monks were inspired by a visit to the convent. Walnut liquor is a staple of the area near Echourgnac and not quite so much in Brittany.

Here is another story about the cheese (not written by me). The shop at the convent also sells monastic produce from other convents/monasteries in France and further afield. You cannot see the cheese making facilities when visiting but the church is very peaceful.

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