[ pawr-suh-loo, pohr-; French pawr-sa-ly ]
/ ˌpɔr səˈlu, ˌpoʊr-; French pɔr saˈlü /


a yellow, whole-milk cheese, especially that made at the monastery of Port du Salut near the town of Laval, France.
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Examples from the Web for port-salut

  • Port-Salut made by Trappist monks at Savoy from their method that is more or less a trade secret.

    The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
  • A Trappist Port-Salut imitation made with water-buffalo milk, as are so many of the world's fine cheeses.

    The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown

British Dictionary definitions for port-salut


/ (ˈpɔː səˈluː, French pɔrsaly) /


a mild semihard whole-milk cheese of a round flat shapeAlso called: Port du Salut

Word Origin for Port-Salut

C19: named after the Trappist monastery at Port du Salut in NW France where it was first made
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