One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of French cheese with an orange rind and a creamy flavour.
- ‘He also produced a slab of cheese - Chaumes, very ripe - and a packet of water biscuits.’
- ‘The meal was cheap too and the wine and cheese (a great choice of Brie, Camembert, goat's cheese and Chaumes) were excellent.’
- ‘Apparently, Chaumes cheese is a popular table cheese, but I am not a fan.’
French, possibly from chaume ‘wheat stubble’, in reference to the colours of the cheese and its rind.
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