Definition of cantal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkanˈtäl/ Pronunciation: /käN-/


A hard, strong cheese made chiefly in the Auvergne.
Example sentences
  • In a wood-fired oven by the entrance a well-practised chef turns out gallettes auvergnates, delicate pizza-like tarts whose base is akin to water biscuit, whose top comprises ham, saucisson, cantal, mushrooms and egg.
  • I liked the Manchego very much, and it reminded me a little of the French cantal: same off-white color, a little peppery and piquant, with a soft texture that has a tendency to flake.
  • Arrange the bacon and cantal pieces evenly in the dish, and pour in the egg mixture slowly so as not to disturb them too much: you want them to stay evenly distributed.


Named after Cantal, a department of Auvergne, France.

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Syllabification: can·tal

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