blue cheese

noun
\ ˈblü-ˈchēz How to pronounce blue cheese (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bleu cheese \ ˈblü-​ˈchēz How to pronounce blue cheese (audio) \

Definition of blue cheese

: a cheese marked with veins of greenish-blue mold Where does the blue in blue cheese come from? Mold. But it's harmless mold, so enjoy!The Chicago Tribune The beef was a perfect medium-rare, and the sauce was robust, ideal for the meat with just the right touch of bleu cheese.— Scott J. Haring

Examples of blue cheese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The previous winner was an organic blue cheese, Rogue River Blue, the first-ever American champion in these awards. CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Get the salad with pecans, pear dressing, and blue cheese ice cream. Bon Appétit, 12 May 2022 The dinner box for two has an appetizer of focaccia, fig jam, prosciutto, blue cheese and arugula; a burrata salad; an entrée of New York strip of sea bass; and a dessert pastry box. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 The dinner includes baked spinach and feta tart, an asparagus and wild leek soup and a salad of organic lettuce topped with Asian pears, Oregon blue cheese, and pecans. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2022 But all the key elements are here: crisp iceberg lettuce, a scrumptious buttermilk blue cheese dressing, cherry tomatoes, warm bacon bits, fresh dill. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2022 Just sprinkle on blue cheese, feta or any other kind of sharp, crumbly cheese on top. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Jan. 2022 Sprinkle the blue cheese over the top, and serve family-style, with additional dressing on the side. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Serve with both ranch and blue cheese dressing on the side, so there are no throw-down fights over which is better here. Casey Barber, CNN, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blue cheese

1787, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

27 May 2022

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“Blue cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20cheese. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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blue cheese

noun

Kids Definition of blue cheese

: cheese ripened by and full of greenish blue mold

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