blue cheese

\ 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

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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,, "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 And that virgin incarnation was made with Cambozola — the creamy German blue cheese with an Italian-sounding name, also shrink-wrapped in cellophane. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Celery, Fennel, and Radish Salad with Buttered Valdeon Toasts," 22 Feb. 2012 Like, blue cheese has mold on it, and that’s okay to eat, right? Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "What Kind of Mold Is Okay on Cheese, and What Kind...Isn’t?," 27 Apr. 2018 Buy Photo Great blue cheese is always about a balance of tension between opposites – sharpness against luscious richness, creaminess versus crumble, vivid blue marbling laced across pale ivory paste. Craig Laban,, "Cheese of the Month: Buttermilk Blue," 27 Mar. 2018 The mayonnaise puffs and sets in much the same way a béchamel would, fusing with the blue cheese, bubbling and browning on top while preserving the moisture of the luscious endive beneath. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Why Mayonnaise is Magic," 9 Nov. 2018 In a food processor, puree one 15-oz can chickpeas (rinsed), 1⁄4 cup olive oil, 3 Tbsp cayenne pepper sauce, 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1 oz blue cheese, crumbled (about 1⁄4 cup) until very smooth for about 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Food + Drinks," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of blue cheese

1787, in the meaning defined above

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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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