The word "cheese" comes from the Urdu word chiz meaning thing, from whence comes from the slang expression "the cheese" meaning "the perfect thing" apparently from Anglo-Indian usage.
A solidified preparation from milk, the essential constituent of which is the protein or nitrogen substance casein. All cheese contains in addition some proportion of fatty matter or butter, and in the more valuable varieties the butter present is often greater in amount than the casein. Cheese being thus a compound substance of no definite composition is found in commerce of many different varieties and qualities; and such qualities are generally recognized by the names of the localities in which they are manufactured
Maytag Blue Cheese