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Chef John's Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

3 h 20 m servings 214 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (3 -1/4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Place mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk in a bowl. Add garlic, black pepper, dry mustard, salt, sugar, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk together thoroughly.
  2. Mix grated blue cheese into the cream base a little at a time to ensure it is evenly incorporated and doesn't clump.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (preferably overnight) to consolidate the flavors.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Using this technique produces a dressing exploding with the funky goodness of whichever blue-veined cheese you decide to use. I used a Maytag blue cheese, but any of the world's great blues, like Roquefort or Stilton, will work beautifully. I hope you give this great method a try soon. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 214 calories; 21.5 g fat; 2.8 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 364 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have never been a fan of bleu cheese dressing, NEVER! as in, I have been completely grossed out by the concept, the smell, the flavor, everything. After making this, consider me converted. I ...

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I made this recipe as written and for me it was a waste of ingredients, especially expensive blue cheese. I wish I had taken the time to read all of the reviews. First of all, I would have cut ...

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I have never been a fan of bleu cheese dressing, NEVER! as in, I have been completely grossed out by the concept, the smell, the flavor, everything. After making this, consider me converted. I ...

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 ...

My husband stomped his feet and said why why do you have to mess with perfection ... I love your blue cheese dressing and I said because I like to try new recipes. It will be fine. He loved it...

Chef John, I have tried a few of your recipes and they never fail to please. This is a fantastic recipe. I followed it exactly except I was in a hurry and did not freeze the cheese. The dress...

Loved this! Didn't have buttermilk so just used our 1% milk. I loved grating the blue cheese in a little at a time & grating a garlic clove into it. This is a keeper!!!!!

This was the one I've been looking for...just the right balance of flavors. I made it as a dip for buffalo cauliflower "wings" but it is fantastic on salads too.

This dressing/dip is incredible! I made the full recipe w/o the buttermilk then separated the mixed ingredients into separate bowls. That way I could add the right amount of buttermilk to make a...

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 ch...

The family loved this dressing when it was served with "Cherry Bomb Chicken". My husband loved the lack of heaviness that is found in many blue cheese dressings. It's a winner. I did use dried b...