cheese·​mon·​ger ˈchēz-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce cheesemonger (audio)
plural cheesemongers
: a merchant who specializes in cheese
When you walk into a cheese shop to buy a wedge for your next party, your go-to person behind the counter is the cheesemonger.Larissa Zimberoff
A good cheesemonger will clearly label and display his or her cheeses.Wine Spectator

Examples of cheesemonger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Royal Mustard Pommery Mustard with Cognac A gift box full of French cheeses A French gift guide would not be complete without cheese, and Murray's is a trustworthy cheesemonger that's available nation-wide. Wilder Davies, Bon Appétit, 6 Dec. 2023 This Danish province has ended depression by holding a citywide meditation each morning, led by local cheesemongers who’ve been trained by Buddhist monks. Sarah Hutto, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2023 Dawson asked several British cheesemongers to weigh in. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2023 Matt Rubiner is a cheesemonger extraordinaire and his Great Barrington shop, Rubiner’s, is beloved by major foodies such as Town & Country contributing editor Ruth Reichl, for its encyclopedic selection of cheeses, charcuterie, and specialty food items from around the world. William Li, Town & Country, 5 Oct. 2020 Many cheeses can be found in particular places around the world, where cheesemongers have been perfecting their craft for generations. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 11 Mar. 2023 Cottin, the anti-connasse, replied in kind, asking after the cheesemonger’s family. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 26 July 2021 And if all else fails, ask your friendly local cheesemonger. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Nov. 2021 Jake Heller, 26, of Philadelphia is a registered Democrat who works as a cheesemonger at Reading Terminal Market. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


Middle English chesemangere, chesemonger (in Anglo-French & Latin contexts), from chese cheese entry 1 + mangere, monger monger entry 1

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheesemonger was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cheesemonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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