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blue cheese

noun

  1. a rich cheese in which the internal mold manifests itself in blue veins: made in France especially from sheep's milk and elsewhere also from cow's milk and goat's milk.


blue cheese

noun

  1. cheese containing a blue mould, esp Stilton, Roquefort, or Danish blue Also called (Austral and NZ)blue vein


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Word History and Origins

Origin of blue cheese1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

The slice of blue cheese bordered with berry jelly on one side and savory shortbread on the other is more cheese course than dessert — and I love it.

Staring one night into a fridge with not much more than some celery, an onion and blue cheese, I came up with a last-minute salad that’s pretty much equal parts of each ingredient and delightfully crunchy and sharp.

His best salad highlights shaved Brussels sprouts and crisp apple, although a spear of the fork also brings up sharp blue cheese, roasted grapes, bitter endive and toasted pecans, every bite better for its bright green goddess dressing.

His roasted sweet potato, sliced into fingers and arranged with almonds, blue cheese and dates, is akin to something I like to assemble from remnants in my refrigerator.

Serve either dish with asparagus or a green salad tossed with plenty of Roquefort or blue cheese.

Crumble over the salad some Blue cheese and toss everything thoroughly, with plenty of French dressing.

Another Blue cheese of sheep milk from Languedoc, using the royal Roquefort name.

This white form of England's royal blue cheese lacks the aristocratic veins that are really as green as Ireland's flag.

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