processed cheese

or process cheese


noun

a mass-produced product made of one or more types of cheeses that have been heated and mixed with emulsifiers, colorings, flavorings, etc., primarily to retard spoilage and enhance spreadability at reduced cost.

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Origin of processed cheese

First recorded in 1915–20
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