Legend goes that blue cheese was discovered when a young man abandoned his bread and ewe’s milk cheese to follow a beautiful girl in the distance. When he returned, mold had transformed his cheese into a magnificent Roquefort (a type of blue cheese). Because of this discovery, buffalo wings, salads, dips, and sandwiches have been changed—for good. The magic of a blue cheese dip recipe is all in the sauce.
The Blue Cheese Process
Blue cheeses—such as Roquefort, gorgonzola, and stilton—are made by fermenting milk and yogurt with added cultures to give them maximum flavor. It’s those added cultures, like buttermilk culture, calcium chloride or Penicillium roqueforti that can make a crumble of blue cheese the perfect addition to a salad or steak.
Traditionally served with buffalo wings, blue cheese pairs well with spicy foods, cutting the heat with its creaminess. It’s also versatile—pair it with your burger, grilled chicken or veggies.
With a bold and salty flavor, homemade blue cheese sauces and dressings add a special punch to a variety of dishes. We know free time is precious, so when it came time to decide which recipe we wanted to share, it didn’t seem right to hand over something too complex. Today’s recipe is easy, versatile and requires little food prep.
Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce
- 1/4 C organic blue cheese
- 1/2 C full-fat Greek yogurt or full-fat sour cream
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp chopped green onion
- 1/2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Use it as a dip for crudité, buffalo cauliflower bites, or if you’re a traditionalist, chicken wings. Spread it on a simple sandwich to add major flavor & creaminess. Drizzle over a green salad to level up your desk lunch.
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