blue cheese

\ˈblü-ˈchēz \
variants: or less commonly bleu cheese \ˈblü-​ˈchēz \

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

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The homemade spinach gnocchi in Gorgonzola cream, a dish that elsewhere is often too heavy, were irresistible melt-aways of blue cheese indulgence. Craig Laban,, "Jersey Shore restaurants offer tasty food options from Cape May to LBI," 29 June 2018 While that's cooking, whisk together ¼ cup blue cheese, ¼ cup buttermilk, ¾ cup sour cream, 1 Tbsp. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "Buffalo Cauliflower Is a Surprisingly Great Wing Substitute," 30 Jan. 2018 In small bowl, combine vinegar, remaining 3 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; stir in onion and fold in blue cheese. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Seared Steak with Blistered Tomatoes," 17 Aug. 2018 Just needs the bacon just right and the blue cheese not too fancy but also just right. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "Wedge Salads Don’t Need Gussying, Just the Proper Assembly," 2 July 2018 In a small bowl, mash the blue cheese and the mayonnaise with a fork. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Main dishes? Fruit is not forbidden," 26 June 2018 Mattos took a wedge of gorgonzola dolce—a creamy, relatively-mild cow’s milk blue cheese with a texture almost like soft cream cheese—plopped it in a mixing bowl, and started to mash it up with a spoon. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "This 2-Ingredient Cheese Dip Is the Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Seen a Chef Make," 27 Apr. 2018 On their own, the Brussels sprouts made for a good cooked salad with bacon and blue cheese, crowned with a fried egg and its golden yolk. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: The Winchester British pub fires blanks on Broadway," 21 June 2018 They’re served dusted with real gold flakes with a side of gourmet dipping blue cheese. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Gold hot wings offered at NYC eatery," 7 May 2018

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1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue cheese was in 1787

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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

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Kids Definition of blue cheese

: cheese ripened by and full of greenish blue mold

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