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surface-ripened

[ sur-fis-rahy-puhnd ]
/ ˈsɜr fɪsˈraɪ pənd /
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adjective

(of cheese) ripened on the surface by molds or other microorganisms.

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Origin of surface-ripened

First recorded in 1940–45
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