blue cheese

noun
\ ˈblü-ˈchēz How to pronounce blue cheese (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bleu cheese \ ˈblü-​ˈchēz How to pronounce bleu 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 Several varieties of queso are offered including Buffalo chicken with chicken, spicy buffalo sauce and a sprinkling of blue cheese. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Condado Tacos, a build-your-own taco spot, opens Thursday in Midtown Detroit," 11 Mar. 2020 Dishes like fatty ox tartare topped with white truffle shavings and wisps of blue cheese, slow-roasted suckling pig dotted with creme fraiche, and aromatic black rice infused with squid brought the bold flavors of Spain into sharp focus. Washington Post, "A sip-to-sip tour of the ‘Sonoma of Spain’," 29 Nov. 2019 The sharpness of the blue cheese keeps everything crisp. al, "Hungry? First-ever Mobtown Burger Week opens Saturday," 1 Oct. 2019 Crunchy and fresh, the raw vegetable holds its own in a punchy salad with blue cheese and mustard, offsetting the rich, buttery flavors of the Thanksgiving table with assertive verve. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Celery: Behold the heart of Thanksgiving," 27 Nov. 2019 Point Reyes Farmstead is one of the Bay Area’s larger and more well-known creameries, nationally famous for its distinctive blue cheese. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus hits Bay Area’s artisan cheese industry hard," 14 Apr. 2020 Vacuum sealing mushrooms, garlic, and soft cheeses like blue cheese is also not recommended. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacuum Sealer," 8 Apr. 2020 Crunchy and fresh, the raw vegetable holds its own in a punchy salad with blue cheese and mustard, offsetting the rich, buttery flavors of the Thanksgiving table with assertive verve. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Celery: Behold the heart of Thanksgiving," 27 Nov. 2019 Crunchy and fresh, the raw vegetable holds its own in a punchy salad with blue cheese and mustard, offsetting the rich, buttery flavors of the Thanksgiving table with assertive verve. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Celery: Behold the heart of Thanksgiving," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of blue cheese

1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue cheese was in 1787

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26 May 2020

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“Blue cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20cheese. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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blue cheese

noun
How to pronounce blue cheese (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blue cheese

: a kind of cheese that is white with lines of blue mold and that has a strong flavor

blue cheese

noun

Kids Definition of blue cheese

: cheese ripened by and full of greenish blue mold

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