Cheese can be obtained in different ways throughout the game and is essential for arming your trap. The simpler baits can be purchased at the Cheese Shoppe. The "special" cheese SUPER|brie+ is obtained through either donations to the MouseHunt developers or from other players. Certain varieties of cheese are created by imbuing other cheeses with potions and an increasing number of baits need to be crafted.
Different types of cheese have different odds of attracting a variety of mice to your trap. In general, a more expensive cheese will be better in attracting mice than less expensive varieties. Some mice will only go for cheese made with potions or crafted.
As you travel and move your trap to new locations, you may notice some cheese attracts specific breeds of mice more often than others. Although this will not always be obvious, observant hunters will benefit from studying the cheese preferences of different mice in different locations.
Other than SUPER|brie+, standard cheeses can be bought with gold at the various Cheese Shoppes, and are typically used in many locations, as compared to special cheeses which are used in a limited number of locations.
|Cheese||In-game Description||Available in|
|Cheddar||Cheddar is rather poor at attracting most mice, however hunters may find success with this cheese when hunting the more frail breeds.||Town of Digby|
Town of Gnawnia
|Marble||Marble offers a decent chance of attracting a variety of mice.||Great Gnarled Tree|
Town of Gnawnia
|Swiss||Swiss offers a good chance of attracting a variety of mice.||Great Gnarled Tree|
Town of Gnawnia
|Brie||Brie offers a very good chance of attracting a variety of mice.||Bazaar|
Town of Gnawnia
|Gouda||Gouda arrives in crates that float into the Harbour, seemingly from areas off the eastern coast of Gnawnia. It has a very good chance of attracting a variety of mice, and its sharp flavour is a special favourite of the mice who inhabit the islands from where it is assumed to originate.
|SUPER|brie+||This special, extra fragrant brie is only available as a gift to the supporters of MouseHunt. Due to the magical properties of SUPER|brie+, crafty mice are unable to steal multiple pieces of this precious cheese from hunters who hunt in dangerous environments. This cheese offers a 99% attraction rate for many of the mice in the game!||Donations|
Special cheese can either be obtained through the use of potions, or through crafting. They are typically used in very specific locations, such as Radioactive Blue cheese in the Mousoleum or Catacombs. Others are even more specialized, and are used to attract only a certain breed of mice, such as Combat cheese being used in the Meditation Room to attract Master of the Cheese Fang mice.
|Cheese||Source||In-game Description||Used In|
|These tender morsels spark with electric energy that bind together dust-like particles of stale cheese. Ancient cheese expels a strong stale scent and is extremely volatile.||Forbidden Grove|
|Combat||Crafting||This cheese is specially prepared Swiss mounted on combat dummies and adorned with a target. Masters of the Cheese Fang often use this apparatus to teach students combat techniques as well as help decrease their mental weakness to cheese. Be warned! Should a Master of the Cheese Fang see a hunter using a chunk of this as bait it will surely cause them to challenge the hunter to defend the honor of the school.||Meditation Room|
|Creamy Havarti||Crafting||Made from Creamy Orange Peppers, this incredibly smooth tasting Havarti is the perfect bait for hunting the mighty Jurassic Mouse.||Jungle of Dread|
|Crunchy||Crafting||Made with delicious stones found in the dunes of Tribal Isle, this cheese looks irresistibly tasty. Who needs teeth anyway?||Cape Clawed|
|Crunchy Havarti||Crafting||Filled with chunks of Crunchy Green Peppers, this cheese is a favourite of the Fetid Swamp mouse.||Jungle of Dread|
|Glutter||Crafting||This cheese is the result of the careful art of fusing a seemingly infinite quantity of flavours into a single cube of cheese. This decadent bait seems to be the only cheese capable of breaking the will power of the Masters of the Cheese Belt.||Meditation Room|
|Gnarled||Potions||This cheese is the result of a magical petrification process and is a favourite amongst some of the mice in Whisker Woods. It has a crisp scent and gritty taste that yew can't beat!||Lagoon|
|Gumbo||Crafting||Almost too soft too keep its shape, this gooey, savoury cheese is a favourite of the Nerg tribe.||Cape Clawed|
|Magical Havarti||Crafting||Made from Magical Blue Peppers, the Stonework Warrior mouse harnesses the magic of this Havarti to remain alive.||Jungle of Dread|
|Maki||Crafting||Furoma Student mice love the smell of Maki cheese while most other mice find its scent unappealing. Its pungent odour travels farther than that of other cheese varieties making it capable of attracting more students to a hunter's trap.||Dojo|
|Moon||Crafting||One of the inventions the scientists of Digby are most interested in is space probe technology capable of fragmenting a small portion of the moon's surface to harvest small quantities of lunar cheese. Unfortunately the cost of launching the probes paired with their ability to only harvest a small quantity at a time means collecting this cheese is extremely expensive. Researching this cheese has proved quite dangerous during experiments in the Mousoleum as scientists seem to frequently become victims of Lycan attacks.||Mousoleum|
|Pungent Havarti||Crafting||Dripping with the foul smelling juices of a Pungent Purple Pepper, the Chitinous mouse finds this putrid smelling bait irresistible.||Jungle of Dread|
|Radioactive Blue||Potions||An accidental by-product of an experimental drug, this cheese was created during a chemical spill of a volatile potion. Native to the Laboratory, the experimental mice have found this new type of cheese extremely appealing. Eating it may or may not give you super powers. Use at your own risk.||Catacombs|
|Rumble||Crafting||Little is known about the origins of Rumble cheese. Many hunters suspect it is an invention of the Furoma forces designed to somehow destroy Gnawnia. This cheese appears to be incredibly unstable and radiate a mysterious power outwards from its center. The power of Rumble cheese intimidates all mice, scaring them away yet some hunters believe it is the key to attracting powerful, malicious mice. Should you choose to use this bait think long and hard if you are strategically prepared for the adversary it may summon.||Pinnacle Chamber|
|Runic cheese’s dark magical qualities are derived from deep within the shadows of the Catacombs. Its color fades in and out, as if it doesn’t quite exist on the mortal plane. Even the most skeptical and well-educated of rodents will be drawn in by the otherworldly smell that surrounds it.||Acolyte Realm|
|Shell||Crafting||A favourite amongst members of the Elub tribe this cheese may leave you wondering if Shelder sell seashells for shell cheese down by the sea shore.||Cape Clawed|
|Spicy Havarti||Crafting||Made from flakes of Spicy Red Peppers, this Havarti is constantly at risk of spontaneous combustion. Its scent resembles that of fresh magma and seems to attract the Magma Carrier mouse.||Jungle of Dread|
|Susheese||Crafting||Considered somewhat of an acquired taste, Susheese is the traditional meal of the school of the Cheese Claw. The combination of delicious brie and fish fresh out of the Burroughs River seems to be the only bait that will attract the Masters of the Cheese Claw.||Meditation Room|
|Sweet Havarti||Crafting||Made from the Sweet Yellow Peppers, this Havarti has an intense sweet flavour that Primal mice love.||Jungle of Dread|
|White Cheddar||Crafting||This cheese is rather poor at attracting mice. However, it seems that its unique scent drives away the white, grey and brown breeds of mice.||Town of Gnawnia|