Chef John's Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Chef John's Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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Chef John 21702

"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."

Ingredients

3 h 20 m servings 214 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 364 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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!
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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!!!!!

So good! The only change I made is that I left out th blue cheese and sprinkled it on the salad just before serving.