Definition of affinage in English:

affinage

noun

Cheese-making
  • Cheese-making. The process of maturing cheese, usually in a cellar or climate-controlled room.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French affinage action of purifying or maturing something from affiner + -age.

Pronunciation:

affinage

/ˌafɪˈnɑːʒ/