Definition of cheese fly in US English:

cheese fly


  • another term for cheese-skipper
    • ‘They take a block of cheese, make a hole in it and insert a drop of oil to attract the cheese fly.’
    • ‘The cheese fly consumes any remaining moist flesh at this stage, even though it is uncommon earlier in decay.’
    • ‘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.’