charolais

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun
    (written as Charolais)
    a breed of beef cattle which originated in central France, is creamy white in colour and is valued for its fast growth and lean meat
  • noun
    (written as Charolais)
    a breed of sheep originating in France and having a characteristic ‘red’ face

Food

  • masculine A very large breed of french cattle famous for its meat
  • masculine A small, soft, strong-flavoured, hard, cylindrical cheese made from cows’ and/or goats’ milk which is ripened for 2 to 3 weeks. The paste has a delicate texture with a few small cracks and the greyish blue rind is thin and unblemished. Contains 58 per cent water, 24 per cent fat and 21 per cent protein.
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