blue cheese

\ 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 Asparagus and wild leek soup follow, as does the salad of organic lettuce topped with Asian pears, Oregon blue cheese and pecans. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These metro Detroit restaurants are offering dine-in and take-out Easter meals," 30 Mar. 2021 And because Blais loves steak sauces, the menu has a whole menu of toppers, including rye whiskey gravy, blue cheese butter, pickled walnuts and his own branded Richard Blais Steaksauce, which sells for $15 a bottle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chef Richard Blais-helmed Ember & Rye restaurant opens in Carlsbad," 19 Mar. 2021 Neat touch: lightly pickled celery, for extra tang, along with a crumble of blue cheese. Washington Post, "Glover Park Grill woos its neighborhood with all-American cooking," 12 Mar. 2021 Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing along with fresh carrots and celery. Kellie Speed,, "How to slow cook chicken," 4 Mar. 2021 Point Reyes landed on the cheese map in 2000 when this creamery introduced California’s only classic-style blue cheese. Hannah Lee Leidy, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Delicious Cheese Shops That Ship Nationwide," 8 Dec. 2020 It's served atop a Caesar salad with Mandarin oranges and blue cheese dressing. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's Union Street restaurant could be put out of business by new grocery store," 4 Feb. 2021 Chirps sells wings in a variety of spice levels and appetizers like blue cheese potato chips topped with bacon. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Has Dallas hit peak chicken? A look at Nashville hot chicken’s North Texas takeover," 3 Feb. 2021 Fill lettuce leaves with bacon and tomato mixture and top with blue cheese if desired. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "BLT Bites," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of blue cheese

1787, in the meaning defined above

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21 Apr 2021

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“Blue cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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