washed-curd cheese

noun

: cheddar cheese in which the curd is washed before being pressed into forms to remove a portion of the whey, lactose, and soluble milk salts and produce a soft body with open texture

Word History

Etymology

washed, past participle of wash entry 1

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“Washed-curd cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washed-curd%20cheese. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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