coon cheese


: a sharp cheddar cheese that has been cured at higher than usual temperature and humidity and that is usually coated with black wax

Word History


Edward W. Coon, patenter in 1926 of a method for curing cheddar at a high temperature

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coon cheese was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Coon cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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