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[pawr-suh-loo, pohr-; French pawr-sa-ly] /ˌpɔr səˈlu, ˌpoʊr-; French pɔr saˈlü/
a yellow, whole-milk cheese, especially that made at the monastery of Port du Salut near the town of Laval, France. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Port-Salut
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  • A Trappist Port-Salut imitation made with water-buffalo milk, as are so many of the world's fine cheeses.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • Port-Salut made by Trappist monks at Savoy from their method that is more or less a trade secret.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Port-Salut


/ˈpɔː səˈluː; French pɔrsaly/
a mild semihard whole-milk cheese of a round flat shape Also called Port du Salut
Word Origin
C19: named after the Trappist monastery at Port du Salut in NW France where it was first made
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