coon cheese

noun
\ ˈkün- How to pronounce coon cheese (audio) \

Definition of 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

First Known Use of coon cheese

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coon cheese

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

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“Coon cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coon%20cheese. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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