from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A semisoft cheese made of cow's milk and having a greenish-blue mold and strong flavor. Also called bleu cheese.
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- n. A kind of cheese with bluish mold in it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cheese containing a blue mold
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Lots of cheeses are naturally moldy — Camembert and blue cheese get their flavor from molds, Penicillium camemberti and P. roqueforti, to be exact.
Two minutes later the curtain rose on a medieval castle hall richly done in the new stage-craft made in Germany and consisting of pink and blue cheese cloth.
Malevolently ladling the blue cheese at eye level.
In other words, in the face of 6-ounce muffins, Buffalo wings dipped in blue cheese dressing, three-meat pizza with extra cheese stuffed in the crust, and the like, our caveman drive for high-calorie food trumps the weaker signals telling us we’ve had enough.
They had a fine Brie, and good black olives with their drinks; then minestrone; then veau poêlé and brown rice and asparagus and a salad of spinach, avocado, and mushrooms with blue cheese dressing; then chilled grapes and melon.
Look for the word pasteurized (cooked) on cheese labels, and avoid cheeses (such as blue cheese or Brie) that aren’t pasteurized.