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

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Specialty pierogi include steak and cheddar cheese or steak and blue cheese. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Her fancy pierogi are a hit at farmers markets; now she has a store," 1 July 2019 The jumbo mound is topped with white meat chicken, creamy cheddar cheese sauce, buffalo hot sauce and blue cheese. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Hash brown grilled cheese! Here are 22 new foods at the 2019 Indiana State Fair," 5 Aug. 2018 The three flatbreads are steak and blue cheese, chipotle chicken and bacon and margherita. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Panera is testing out a dinner menu," 19 June 2019 Ranch is king, according to the Association for Dressings and Sauces, beating out Italian, blue cheese, Thousand Island, Caesar, balsamic vinaigrette and French. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Who makes the best ranch dressing? We tried 14 brands to find the tastiest one for veggies, pizza and much more," 17 June 2019 The tartine is served on sourdough rye bread with blue cheese butter and mushrooms marinated in celery vinegar. Destination Canada, Bon Appétit, "8 Not-to-Be-Missed Restaurants in Edmonton," 14 June 2019 Make the dip: Combine 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 cup buttermilk, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Spicy Oven-Baked Wings With Blue Cheese Dip," 31 Oct. 2018 Both serve a soaring wedge of iceberg lettuce covered in a creamy dressing, chopped bacon, tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Long live the wedge salad, America's silliest salad," 21 June 2018 Roquefort, the pungent artisanal blue cheese from southwest France, was threatened with especially punitive 300 percent tariffs, prompting angry sheep farmers to storm a McDonald’s in the town of Millau, the center of the Roquefort-producing region. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "What Trump Should Learn From the ‘Banana War’," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of blue cheese

1787, in the meaning defined above

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blue cheese

noun

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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