Definition of cheese fly in English:

cheese fly

noun

  • A small shiny black fly whose larvae infest cheese.

    Also called cheese-skipper
    • ‘Its features are essentially given by the development of cheese fly larvae within it during the seasoning.’
    • ‘The larvae of the cheese fly are deliberately introduced to the cheese to prompt an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down the cheese's fat.’
    • ‘The cheese fly consumes any remaining moist flesh at this stage, even though it is uncommon earlier in decay.’
    • ‘They take a block of cheese, make a hole in it and insert a drop of oil to attract the cheese fly.’