cheese

Cheese is a dairy product that's made from milk solids. Many delicious foods are made even more delicious with melted cheese, including pizza and nachos.

Cheese is made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, or buffalo, and it's acidified before the solids are separated and pressed. There are many kinds of cheese, ranging from soft, spreadable cream cheese to hard parmesan. An old fashioned meaning of cheese is "stop" — you might say, "Cheese it!" This comes from 1800s thieves' slang, while the instruction a photographer gives, "Say cheese!" dates from the early 20th century.

Primary Meanings of cheese

1.
n
a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
2.
v
used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
3.
n
erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
4.
v
wind onto a cheese
Full Definitions of cheese
1

n a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk

Types:
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cream cheese
soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream
triple cream, triple creme
fresh soft French cheese containing at least 72% fat
cottage cheese, farm cheese, farmer's cheese, pot cheese
mild white cheese made from curds of soured skim milk
process cheese, processed cheese
made by blending several lots of cheese
bleu, blue cheese
cheese containing a blue mold
Brie
soft creamy white cheese; milder than Camembert
brick cheese
semisoft sweet American cheese from whole milk in a brick form
Camembert
rich soft creamy French cheese
American cheese, Armerican cheddar, cheddar, cheddar cheese
hard smooth-textured cheese; originally made in Cheddar in southwestern England
Cheshire cheese
a mild yellow English cheese with a crumbly texture
double Gloucester
a smooth firm mild orange-red cheese
Edam
mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering
chevre, goat cheese
made from goats' milk
Gouda, Gouda cheese
mild cream-colored Dutch cheese shaped in balls
grated cheese
hard or semihard cheese grated
hand cheese
any cheese originally molded by hand
Liederkranz
a soft cheese with a strong odor and flavor
Limburger
a soft white cheese with a very strong pungent odor and flavor
mozzarella
mild white Italian cheese
Muenster
semisoft pale-yellow cheese
Parmesan
hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated
quark, quark cheese
fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
ricotta
soft Italian cheese like cottage cheese
string cheese
cheese formed in long strings twisted together
Swiss cheese
hard pale yellow cheese with many holes from Switzerland
Velveeta
trademark: soft processed American cheese
double cream
fresh soft French cheese containing at least 60% fat
mascarpone
soft mild Italian cream cheese
Stilton
English blue cheese
Roquefort
French blue cheese
gorgonzola
Italian blue cheese
Danish blue
blue cheese of Denmark
Bavarian blue
blue cheese of Bavaria
rat cheese, store cheese
informal names for American cheddar
Emmental, Emmentaler, Emmenthal, Emmenthaler
Swiss cheese with large holes
Gruyere
Swiss cheese with small holes
sapsago
a hard green Swiss cheese made with skim-milk curd and flavored with clover
Type of:
food, solid food
any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
dairy product
milk and butter and cheese
2

v used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)

Cheese it!”
Type of:
cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
put an end to a state or an activity
3

n erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States

Synonyms:
Malva sylvestris, cheeseflower, high mallow, tall mallow
Type of:
mallow
any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
4

v wind onto a cheese

cheese the yarn”
Type of:
spool
wind onto a spool or a reel

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