By Christie Vanover | Published August 13, 2015 | Last Updated February 6, 2023
What is Blue Cheese?
To start, you will see blue cheese spelled two different ways. The French spelling is bleu and the English spelling is blue.
No matter how you spell it, blue cheese is a soft white cheese made from milk that has blue-colored veins of fermentation. The milk may come from sheep, goats or cows.
Overall, blue cheese has a sharp flavor to it with mild notes of nuttiness. The sharpness pairs really well with sweet jams, barbecue sauce and of course chicken wings.
Substitutions: You can substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt.
How to Make Blue Cheese Dip
This easy blue cheese dip recipe is so easy to make. It only takes about 5 minutes.
Start with a medium bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Then, stir in the blue cheese crumbles.
Add three tablespoons of milk and decide if that’s thin enough for you. If you like it thinner, stir in another tablespoon of milk.
Season it with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar. The sugar helps offset the sharpness of the pungent blue cheese.
Transfer the creamy dip to a serving bowl or mason jar and keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I like to make it a few hours in advance for the best flavor.
How to Make Blue Cheese Dressing
The main difference between a delicious dip and a salad dressing is the thickness. So the cool thing about this recipe, is that you can easily turn this dip into blue cheese dressing.
All you have to do is add more milk. Of if you prefer a little more tartness, add fresh lemon juice from half of a lemon. For umami, you can add a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
Blue cheese dressing goes awesome on a wedge salad with some Smoked Spicy Mustard Brown Sugar Bacon crumbles.
You can keep the blue cheese dip or dressing stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. I don’t recommend storing it in the freezer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Blue cheese dressing usually has a thin consistency, so it can be poured on salads; whereas blue cheese dip has a thicker consistency, but honestly you can use them interchangeably.
Blue cheese comes in many varieties. You can buy a block of Dansk blue cheese or Roquefort cheese from the deli section of your grocery store. Or try the blue cheese crumbles, which can also be found in the deli by the Parmesan cheese or in the cheese section by the feta cheese. The crumbles are usually less expensive.
Well, it contains vitamin A, calcium and protein, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it healthy. Two tablespoons contains about 100 calories and 10 grams of fat.
Blue Cheese Dip
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 3-4 tbsp milk
- pinch sugar
- pinch salt
- In a small bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Start with 3 tablespoons of milk and add more, if you like it creamier.
This estimate was created using an online nutrition calculator
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