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Cheese Soup

This cheese soup is a traditional fasting dish from the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland. It is prepared on "minor fasting days" – every Wednesday and Friday between Ash Wednesday and the night of Easter. However, for several years now, the monks have been offered an alternative dish as well, since the cheese soup is very rich and not to everyone’s liking.

Moreover, as Einsiedeln is a popular place of pilgrimage, there is a tradition that pilgrims from other Swiss cantons supply the brotherhood of monks with cheese soup – as a breakfast meal!