coon cheese

noun \ˈkün-\

Definition of coon cheese

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

Origin and Etymology of coon cheese

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

First Known Use: 1946

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