Meaning of “cheese” in the English Dictionary


"cheese" in English

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cheesenoun [ C or U ]

uk /tʃiːz/ us /tʃiːz/

A1 a food made from milk, that can be either firm or soft and is usually yellow or white in colour:

Would you like a slice/piece of cheese with your bread?
goat's cheese
You need 250 grams of grated cheese for this recipe.
I like soft French cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
I prefer hard cheeses, like cheddar.
cheese and biscuits

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(Definition of “cheese” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cheese" in American English

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cheesenoun [ C/U ]

us /tʃiz/

a type of solid food made from milk, used with many other foods and eaten plain, esp. with crackers:

American/Swiss cheese
[ U ] I’d like a pizza with extra cheese, please.

(Definition of “cheese” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)