Blue Cheese Dressing – Easy and Tasty!
Blue Cheese Dressing is one of those creamy dressings that will be a mainstay in your home. It’s simple to make and dresses up any salad, making it extra special!
With its blue or blue-green veins, blue cheese has an easily recognizable appearance. It also has a distinctive, pretty intense smell and flavor–and for many people, as a result, it’s an acquired taste.
But what is blue cheese, exactly, and how does it get its unique properties? This cheese is made from the cultures of the Penicillium mold, giving it those signature veins of blue running through it.
It has a salty, sharp flavor with a strong aroma as a result of the mold and/or the use of special bacteria in the processing.
Blue cheese actually contains more calcium content than other cheeses–just one ounce has 33% of the RDI of calcium! Just like other cheeses, depending on the milk and cultures used to make it, there are different flavors and textures among blue cheeses.
For salads, I like using Roquefort, which is made from sheep’s milk and has a nice, sharp tanginess. Other types acceptable for this blue cheese dressing recipe are Gargonzola, Danablu, Blue Castello, and Cambozola.
The addition of buttermilk and sour cream in this recipe gives the dressing a little more flavor and tang. Mayonnaise will give it the creaminess it needs for the perfect dressing to any salad, or even as a sauce for your steaks.
Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, and blue cheese in a bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.