blue cheese

noun \ ˈblü-ˈchēz \
variants: or less commonly bleu cheese play \ˈblü-ˈchēz\
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of blue cheese

1787


BLUE CHEESE Defined for English Language Learners

blue cheese

noun

Definition of blue cheese for English Language Learners

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


BLUE CHEESE Defined for Kids

blue cheese

noun

Definition of blue cheese for Students

: cheese ripened by and full of greenish blue mold


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