surface-ripened

adjective
sur·​face-rip·​ened | \ ˈsər-fəs-ˌrī-pənd How to pronounce surface-ripened (audio) , -ˌrī-pᵊmd \

Definition of surface-ripened

of cheese
: ripened by the action of microorganisms (such as molds) on the surface

First Known Use of surface-ripened

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Surface-ripened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surface-ripened. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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