Products of the monasteries of the Cistercian Order

The Cistercian Order originated in Burgundy in 1098. Following the Benedictine tradition, the Cistercians were great reclaimers and colonizers, therefore their abbeys had great importance for the history of the medieval agrarian economy. The monks knew how to use the energy of fast watercourses with extreme skill and they used them in particular to operate mills and thus produce products in a totally autonomous way. Browse our site to find all the products made by the Cistercian monks.