"A cheese grater and a wedge of frozen blue cheese is the secret behind a perfect creamy blue cheese dressing.
Those larger chunks sink to the bottom and don't become one with sauce as they do with grated cheese." — Chef John
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ground black pepper
salt, or to taste
cayenne pepper, or to taste
frozen blue cheese, grated
This is an awesome, awesome, awesome blue cheese dressing. I used Duke's olive oil mayo, light sour cream, and fat free buttermilk to reduce the calories, but I used regular blue cheese because low fat blue cheese is just WRONG in so many ways! I also splashed in around 1 tsp. of white wine vinegar in it because I always add that to my blue cheese dressing. With these changes I got the calories down to around 135 calories per 1/4 cup serving size. I did not miss any of the fat I cut out! Thank you Chef John for this great recipe.
I'm big on blue cheese dressing and don't particularly like the store bought kind (there is one brand that's decent) and I have yet to master the home made variety so I did a search and found this one (I will admit that the fact that he had "Chef" in his name kind of made him a bit more credible to me). Any way, I was surprised by some of the ingredients, mainly the buttermilk and the Worcestershire sauce. The recipe called for frozen blue cheese and although I didn't have any I still shredded what I had and it seemed to work fine (since I love blue cheese I used the entire cube which was 7 oz. and cut some chunks up and put it in there for a more chunkier taste).
I let it sit for the 3 hours and took a taste and it is rather tasty. One thing I will do the next time I make it is cut back on the buttermilk amount. I realize that this is a salad dressing however it's a little bit *too* watery for my liking.
I will definitely make this again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good blue cheese recipe.
I made this exactly as described. Grated the frozen blue cheese and it was wonderful. Letting the flavors meld overnight makes a huge difference! I used Costco's Kirkland creamy american blue cheese.
Grating the blue cheese into the dressing makes a huge difference! This is the best recipe for true blue cheese lovers.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 193
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