Monday, February 25, 2013

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
blue cheese Fran├žais : Bleu

I am a big fan of cheese in all its different forms and Blue Cheese is one of my favorites. With a history going back to at least 79 AD Blue Cheese comes in several forms depending on its place of origin and the type of milk curd it is made from. The one thing all Blue Cheeses have in common is the distinctive bluish veins that run through them. This is caused by the presence of saprotrophic fungus Penicillium roqueforti, the same mold that gave us Penicillin.

Here is my recipe for a Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing. There are actually two different versions of this recipe with the only difference being one is made with Yogurt and the other with Sour Cream. Use whichever gives you the flavor profile that you are looking for.

½ cup Mayonnaise

½ cup Plain Yogurt or 2 Tbs Sour Cream

 1 Tbs Chives

1Tbs Parsley

2 Tbs Blue Cheese (type of your choice) softened

In a bowl place the Blue Cheese and Lemon Juice mash and mix with a fork until you have a paste. Slowly whisk in Mayonnaise until cheese paste is well incorporated then add your Chives and Parsley and lastly mix your Yogurt or Sour Cream in. Chill and Enjoy!
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