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Cheshire cheese (countable and uncountable, plural Cheshire cheeses)

  1. A dense and crumbly cheese produced in the English county of Cheshire.
    • 1711, Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison, The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.[1], volume 4, John Nutt:
      Would not he believe that he had the same Antipathy to a Candied Orange, or a Piece of Puff-Past, as some have to a Cheshire Cheese, or a Breast of Mutton?
    • 1901 February 16, “Liability of railway companies under special conditions attaching to carriage of goods at reduced rates”, in The Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal[2], volume 35, J. Falconer, page 80:
      Cheshire cheeses, on account of their great size, are generally packed flat, and in a single tier only.
    • 1966, Stella Davies, Living Through the Industrial Revolution[3], published 2013:
      Cheshire cheese had been sent to London from as early as the sixteenth century.

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