Definition of damson cheese in English:

damson cheese


  • [mass noun] A solid preserve made from damsons and sugar.

    • ‘Damson trees surround the town and the produce from them is turned into jam, damson cheese (a relish), lamb and damson pie and damson gin.’
    • ‘Yesterday and today, I have made damson and apple jam, some damson cheese (a really thick set preserve with a similar consistency to cheese) and have started off some damson gin.’
    • ‘Damsons make one of the finest of all jams - their bold flavour thrives with all that sugar - while damson cheese, a very firm, sliceable preserve, is great with cold meat.’
    • ‘Guests will be able to try traditional foods from these regions, including such rare dishes as damson cheese and hominy.’
    • ‘Early damsons may be ready and can be turned into thick damson cheese, which is wonderful on a cheese board, though I also like it later in the year on porridge.’
    • ‘An English tradition is damson cheese, which is similar to quince cheese.’
    • ‘Their damson cheese, made from damsons from their orchard and sugar, is contained in specially made pottery.’
    • ‘The astringency of the fruit generally requires that it be cooked with plentiful sugar, as in damson jam or damson cheese.’
    • ‘An old English recipe using damsons is damson cheese, which is a rich confection of fruit, potted and aged before eating.’
    • ‘A traditional old English sweetmeat is damson cheese, very thick fruit pulp boiled with sugar to make a solid jam similar to quince cheese, which can be eaten with bread and butter or biscuits.’
    • ‘Damson chutney and damson cheese both work with ham, sausages and cheese.’
    • ‘I do like the old English idea of pouring port over a whole damson cheese studded with freshly blanched almonds and serving it as an after-dinner sweetmeat.’