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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Lots of cheeses are naturally moldy — Camembert and blue cheese get their flavor from molds, Penicillium camemberti and P. roqueforti, to be exact.

    Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed!

  • 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.

    The Life You Want

  • 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.

    The Women’s Room

  • Look for the word pasteurized (cooked) on cheese labels, and avoid cheeses (such as blue cheese or Brie) that aren’t pasteurized.

    The Simple Guide to Having a Baby


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.