Cheshire cheese


: a cheese similar to cheddar made chiefly in Cheshire, England

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cheshire cheese was in 1597

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“Cheshire cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Cheshire cheese

Chesh·​ire cheese
: a cheese made in England that is similar to cheddar

named for Cheshire, county in England where the cheese was first made

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