plastic cheese

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From the cheese's resemblance to glossy plastic.


plastic cheese (countable and uncountable, 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.


  • 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.