This homemade Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is just too good! One bite and you’ll swear off the store bought stuff forever.
Five basic ingredients and about five minutes of your time is all it takes to create the ultimate dressing or dip.
So don’t grab for that jar or bottle. There’s no excuse not to make the best blue cheese dressing at home!
Seriously, there’s nothing like homemade when it comes to salad dressing. Caesar Dressing is one of our favorites, but this blue cheese is right up there.
It’s creamy, tangy and bursting with perfectly balanced flavors!
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients
- Blue Cheese – This is the main star of your dressing. See below for different options.
- Mayonnaise – Mayo serves as the creamy base for the dressing.
- Sour Cream – Sour cream provides additional creaminess to the dressing, but it also brings a touch of tanginess, complimenting the blue cheese.
- Buttermilk – Buttermilk thins out the dressing to achieve the desired consistency. In it’s absence, you can use regular milk.
- Lemon Juice – This adds a burst of brightness to the dressing. The acidity of the lemon juice balances the creamy, rich flavors of the other ingredients, lifting the overall taste profile. It also helps to preserve the dressing and keep the color bright.
What Type of Blue Cheese to use for Dressing
Blue cheese is a general category of cheeses, which can range from fairly mild to very sharp. Here are some types of blue cheese that you can use to make the dressing:
- Roquefort: This cheese originates from France. It has a strong, tangy flavor and a crumbly texture, making it ideal for dressing.
- Gorgonzola: Originating in Italy, this blue cheese variety is more mild and creamy than Roquefort.
- Stilton: This English cheese is known for its strong flavor and slightly crumbly texture. It’s a bit creamier than Roquefort.
- Danish Blue: Also known as Danablu, this cheese is milder, creamier, and less salty than some other blue cheeses. It works well in dressings where you want the blue cheese flavor without the overpowering tanginess.
- American Blue: These are blue cheeses made in the U.S., following European techniques. There is a wide range of American blue cheeses, from mild to sharp, crumbly to creamy.
Remember, the choice of blue cheese will greatly affect the flavor of your dressing, so choose one that best suits your palate.
The most important tip when choosing your blue cheese is to crumble your own from whole blocks. Pre-crumbled cheese is often made from cheeses of lower quality, is more dried out, and has additives that can change the taste and texture of your dressing.
Easy Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
Crumble blue cheese in a bowl with a fork. You can leave big chunks, or crumble it finer, depending on your preference.
Add in mayonnaise, sour cream and lemon juice. Mix well.
Mix in buttermilk 1 Tbsp at a time until you have reached your desired consistency. You may not use all of it. Add less if using the dressing as a dip, more as a dressing.
How to Use Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Pair it up with your favorite steak. You can either use it as a steak topping, or dip. Try it with our easy Steak Bites.
Use it instead of plain mayo in your Coleslaw.
You absolutely have to try it with our Crockpot Buffalo Chicken. It’s like a match made in heaven!
And, of course, the most obvious choice is as a salad dressing. Use it on your favorite green salads like a Wedge Salad.
Leftovers and Storage
Homemade blue cheese dressing can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
Remember, the fresher your ingredients when you make the dressing, the longer it will last. Always use fresh dairy products.
A few signs that your blue cheese dressing might be past its prime include a change in color, a sour smell, mold (other than the blue cheese mold), or a change in consistency. If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to discard the remaining dressing.
Make this easy homemade blue cheese dressing, it’s the best! These addicting flavors are a big hit in our home, and we bet they will be in yours too!
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Blue Cheese Dressing, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 3oz blue cheese
- 6 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 6 Tbsp sour cream
- 1.5 Tbsp lemon juice
- 6 Tbsp buttermilk
- Crumble blue cheese in a bowl with a fork.
- Add in mayonnaise, sour cream and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Mix in buttermilk 1 Tbsp at a time until you have reached your desired consistency.
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