Made by Trappist Monks. Firm rye. Hearty flavor. Zero trans fat & cholesterol free. Abbey of the Genesee, Piffard, NY Official seal. Yes, it is true - Monk's bread is made by Trappist Monks! Over fifty years ago, Monks' bread was created at the Abbey of the Genesee where Brother Sylvester baked bread for the monks and guests. As the time went on, more and more visitors asked if they could take our delicious bread home, and the rest is history. Your purchase of Monks' bread supports our simple, Christian life of prayer, spiritual reading and work. The sale of Monks' bread allows us to share the fruits of our labor with those in need. Each week, we donate Monks' bread to many charitable organizations in western New York. We also sponsor monasteries of our Order in Brazil and Nigeria. You can visit the Abbey in Piffard, NY, located along the winding banks of the Genesee River near Geneseo. To learn more or to send bread as a gift go to: www.MonksBread.com. We thank you for purchasing our bread and hope you enjoy Monks' bread as your daily bread - The Monks.