roquefort cheese


a strongly flavored cheese, veined with mold, made of sheep's milk and ripened in caves at Roquefort, a town in S France.
Also called Roquefort cheese.

1830–40 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Roquefort (ˈrɒkfɔː)
a blue-veined cheese with a strong flavour, made from ewes' milk: matured in caves
[C19: named after Roquefort, village in S France]

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Word Origin & History

type of cheese, 1837, from the village in the southwest of France, where it originally was made. Ref. to salad dressing made from this kind of cheese is from 1943.
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