blue cheese


variants or less commonly bleu 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 pinwheels are topped with blue cheese dressing and chopped fresh celery leaves or parsley. 09 Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls Did someone say sausage balls? Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 While the steak rests, whip up a blue cheese butter in the food processor. Chris Morris,, 30 June 2023 There are staples, such as balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, white wine vinaigrette, Caesar and green goddess, that are all worth mastering. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 Serve with ranch or blue cheese for the full buffalo wing experience, but without the sticky fingers. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 3 Aug. 2023 In a small mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, blue cheese, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder and salt. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 29 July 2023 In second bowl, combine celery, scallion, and remaining blue cheese. Tina Martinez, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2023 The thicker, meatier asparagus available year-round works well in this preparation, and the blend of bitter walnuts, peppery arugula and pungent blue cheese makes for a hearty pasta dish with hues of green that strikes the right balance as the chill lingers. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2023 It is prepared with lots of cream cheese and blue cheese which can ramp up the calories and fat. Delaney Nothaft, USA TODAY, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue cheese was in 1787

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“Blue cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

blue cheese

: strong-flavored cheese streaked with blue mold

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