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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.

Cheese (Standard)

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. They are also sometimes given out as a King's Reward, and can also be occasionally found as loot from mice.

Cheese In-game Description Available in
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 offers a decent chance of attracting a variety of mice. Great Gnarled Tree
Town of Gnawnia
Training Grounds
Swiss offers a good chance of attracting a variety of mice. Great Gnarled Tree
Town of Gnawnia
Training Grounds
Brie offers a very good chance of attracting a variety of mice. Bazaar
Town of Gnawnia
Cape Clawed
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.
  • The Developers reported that Gouda attracts in the Tribal Isles like Brie did on the mainland and that it has a special mainland use.
  • Gouda has been discovered to raise the encounter rates for Shelder and Mermaid mice in S.S. Huntington II. However, it is unknown if S.S. Huntington II classifies as part of the "mainland" which the Developers referred to, or as part of the Tribal Isles.
Cape Clawed
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


Cheddar Marble Swiss Brie Gouda SUPER|brie+

Cheese (Special)

Special cheese are usually obtained through the use of potions and crafting, or occasionally found as loot. 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.

The cheese are organized based on the regions in which they are typically found and used in. For more information on how to acquire a particular type of cheese, follow the links under the 'Source' column. While some cheese are directly available as loot from mice, it is neither consistent nor in useful amounts, hence their exclusion here.


Cheese Source In-game Description Used In
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. Meadow
Town of Gnawnia

Whisker Woods

Cheese Source In-game Description Used In
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
Wicked Gnarly
Potions Formed by a gnarly magical process which transforms it from a relatively normal lump of dairy products into a dried-up ball of roots, this cheese is so twisted and covered with strange wood-grain patterns that it's hard to tell that it's cheese at all. Extremely Gnarly Cheese has got a much sharper scent than its counterpart, Gnarled Cheese, and a flavor that combines the zing of sandalwood and the sweetness of maple, which makes it like candy to some denizens of the Lagoon. Lagoon


Cheese Source In-game Description Used In
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
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. Mousoleum


Cheese Source In-game Description Used In
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
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
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
Onyx Gorgonzola
Crafting Crafted from Onyx Stones found only on the Master of the Dojo, Onyx Cheese is made from an odd combination of gorgonzola and Onyx stone. Although most mice wouldn't normally care for a slice of gorgonzola intercut with onyx veins, Onyx Cheese is crafted especially to appeal to a very specific set of tastes. But who could desire this strange flavor combo? Someone as old as the rocks themselves, of course, a master of concealment. . . the Dojo Sensei. Pinnacle Chamber
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
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

Bristle Woods

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
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

Tribal Isles

Cheese Source In-game Description Used In
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
Crafting Made with delicious stones found in the dunes of Tribal Isle, this cheese looks irresistibly tasty. Who needs teeth anyway? Cape Clawed
Derr Dunes
Crunchy Havarti
Crafting Filled with chunks of Crunchy Green Peppers, this cheese is a favourite of the Fetid Swamp mouse. Jungle of Dread
Crafting Almost too soft too keep its shape, this gooey, savoury cheese is a favourite of the Nerg tribe. Cape Clawed
Nerg Plains
Inferno Havarti
Crafting Made especially to catch dragon mice, the inferno havarti is painstakingly cured using fire salt, a special mineral which emits intense heat all the time. Marbled with veins of delicious molten cheese, inferno havarti tempts the dragon mouse with a fiery jolt of flavor and glowing aftertaste. Dracano
Magical Havarti
Crafting Made from Magical Blue Peppers, the Stonework Warrior mouse harnesses the magic of this Havarti to remain alive. Jungle of Dread
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
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
Elub Shore
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
Sweet Havarti
Crafting Made from the Sweet Yellow Peppers, this Havarti has an intense sweet flavour that Primal mice love. Jungle of Dread

Cheese (Special Event)

These cheese are only available during certain events. Note that while a cheese might no longer be available after an event, any remaining cheese remains in the inventory, and can still be used.

Cheese Source In-game Description Used In
Plank of Gingerbread A soft ball of a sweet cheese that has been liberally infused with the spicy, wholesome flavor of fresh gingerbread. Garnished with a little gingerbread man, who appears to be screaming as he sinks into the sweet treat.

NOTE: Gingerbread is obtained by smashing a Plank of Gingerbread with the Hunter's Hammer, yielding 15 pieces of Gingerbread per plank smashed.
Festive Comet
Loot This electric mellow classic will make any mouse want to gorge themselves on its roque (fort) 'n roll goodness. Since it's crafted with all the hard-core awesomeness of a ten-minute drum solo, the flavor beats of up to eleven different kinds of cheese will strum a power chord on the taste buds of even the most reserved mice.
  • Rockforth is the only cheese known to attract the Rockstar Mouse, though it also attracts other breeds as well.
  • You can have a maximum of 999 pieces of Rockforth cheese in your inventory.


  • Rockforth cheese is a play on Roquefort cheese, a sheep milk blue cheese from the south of France.
Town of Gnawnia
Great Gnarled Tree
Town of Digby
Training Grounds
S.S. Huntington II


Ancient Combat Creamy Havarti Crunchy Crunchy Havarti
Gingerbread Glutter Gnarled Gumbo Inferno Havarti
Magical Havarti Maki Moon Onyx Gorgonzola Pungent Havarti
Radioactive Blue Rockforth Rumble Runic Shell
Spicy Havarti Susheese Sweet Havarti White Cheddar Wicked Gnarly

See also

  • Attraction Rate – How cheese helps attract a mouse to the trap
  • Cheat Sheet – Quick reference list on where to buy cheese & ingredients needed for crafting.