whey cheese

Main Entry:  whey cheese
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any cheese, such as ricotta, made from the whey created by the production of cow's milk
Example:  Whey cheeses are obtained by concentrating whey (the watery liquid remaining after the curd is formed in cheese-making) and by coagulating the whey protein with heat and acid, with or without the addition of milk and milk fat
Etymology:  cooking
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