affinage

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French

Noun[edit]

affinage ‎(uncountable)

  1. The aging of cheese as part of its manufacture.
    • 2007 October 7, Ray Rivera, “Tours Venture Into Forbidden, or Merely Hidden, Territory”, in New York Times[1]:
      They learned about affinage, the art of aging cheese to pungent perfection, and toured underground cheese caves at Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From affiner +‎ -age

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Noun[edit]

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affinage m ‎(plural affinages)

  1. affinage
  2. (metallurgy) refining

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