plastic cheese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the cheese's resemblance to glossy plastic.

Noun[edit]

plastic cheese (plural plastic cheeses)

  1. Any soft cheese that can be moulded
  2. (informal) Any processed cheese of an inferior quality, often sliced and wrapped in plastic film

Quotations[edit]

  • 2005 Maestro Martino - The Art of Cooking
    A buffalo-milk cheese similar to mozzarella (ie. a plastic cheese) but harder.
  • 2001 W. L. Swarts - Within These Walls
    After five minutes of eating my cold hamburger with plastic cheese, I decided I was sick of being ignored.