blue cheese


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. blue box,
  2. blue buck,
  3. blue cataract,
  4. blue catfish,
  5. blue cattle dog,
  6. blue chip,
  7. blue chip stock,
  8. blue cod,
  9. blue cohosh,
  10. blue collar


Origin of blue cheese

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for blue cheese

blue cheese

noun

cheese containing a blue mould, esp Stilton, Roquefort, or Danish blueAlso called (Austral and NZ): blue vein
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