a strongly flavored cheese, veined with mold, made of sheep's milk and ripened in caves at Roquefort, a town in S France.

Origin of Roquefort

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called Roquefort cheese. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for roquefort

Contemporary Examples of roquefort

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

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    An American Prairie Feast

    Sophie Menin

    July 17, 2010

Historical Examples of roquefort

British Dictionary definitions for roquefort



a blue-veined cheese with a strong flavour, made from ewes' milk: matured in caves

Word Origin for Roquefort

C19: named after Roquefort, village in S France
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Word Origin and History for roquefort


type of cheese, 1837, from the village in the southwest of France, where it originally was made. Reference to salad dressing made from this kind of cheese is from 1943.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper