Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

There's no dressing like homemade blue cheese dressing

When you want to spice up a salad, put pep in a pasta, or add sizzle to your steak, homemade blue cheese dressing will get the job done. Sure, your store-bought dressings are fine for an average meal. But when you're chasing big flavor and out-of-this-world texture, only homemade blue cheese dressing will do.

Here in Wisconsin, we always have some homemade blue cheese dressing on hand. You never know when you'll need a drizzle of blue cheese heaven on a baked potato or a BLT. We'd never want to be caught without a dip for our pretzels or some wake-me-up flavor on our breakfast toast. And because Wisconsin is home to the best blue-veined cheese in the world, we know our homemade blue cheese dressing will work its magic every time.

Poke around our website to meet our famous crumbly and creamy blue cheese varieties. Search our recipes for all kinds of blue cheese dishes. Or read on to learn about all the ways we use homemade blue cheese dressing in Wisconsin.

How to use homemade blue cheese dressing

Usually made with sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and vinegar, a homemade blue cheese dressing is both easy to prepare and ultra-delicious.

You can use homemade blue cheese dressing on a broad range of salads.

  • An avocado-tomato salad with bacon
  • A grilled asparagus salad
  • A smoky pear salad with a spring mix of lettuce
  • Cobb salad
  • A chopped salad with shallots, fennel, cucumber, and avocado
  • A grape and walnut salad with mixed greens
  • A seared skirt steak salad with grilled romaine, onions, and bright cherry tomatoes
  • An iceberg wedge salad with bacon strips, red onion, and cherry tomatoes
  • A Spinach salad with apple, red onion, and pecans
  • An heirloom tomato salad with basil, cucumber, and red onions
  • A pear, date, and walnut salad

In addition to salads, homemade blue cheese dressing is a tasty accompaniment to many other dishes.

  • Smear a little dressing on toasted garlic bread.
  • Drizzle homemade blue cheese dressing over a grilled steak.
  • Dollop a little dressing on your pizza.
  • Try dipping soft pretzels in your homemade blue cheese dressing.
  • Spoon a bit of dressing atop your burger and add some extra blue cheese crumbles.
  • Use it in place of sour cream on a baked potato fresh from the oven.
  • Substitute it for mayo in a BLT sandwich.
  • Mix it into coleslaw or potato salad for a blue-cheese flavored treat.

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FAQs: How do you make homemade blue cheese dressing?

How do you make homemade blue cheese dressing?

The typical homemade blue cheese dressing is made by combining creamy blue cheese or blue cheese crumbles with milk, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and seasonings.

How is blue cheese made?

Blue cheese is made by mixing or injecting a blue cheese mold – Penicillium roqueforti -- into the cheese curd during the cheesemaking process. After the curd is formed into wheels, it is pierced with long needles that bring oxygen into the cheese and allow the mold to grow. Soft blue cheese is made by adding cream to the curd and by aging the cheese for a shorter period of time. Crumbly blue cheese varieties are aged longer and have lower moisture and fat content.

Where homemade blue cheese dressing rules

Homemade blue cheese dressing isn't for everyone. But if you love a dressing with a luscious, rich texture and sharp, peppery bite, homemade blue cheese dressing from Wisconsin is for you.

See, Wisconsin is home to the tastiest, highest-quality, most award-winning cheese in the world. And when you need a cheese for homemade blue cheese dressing, baked mac and cheese, or a rich and creamy pasta, you'll have a wealth of cheeses to choose from – more than 600 varieties, styles, and flavors, in fact. Our cheesemakers have been obsessively making cheese for 180 years – since before we were even a state – and the amount of cheese we make and awards we win continues to stagger the mind.

So, when you're ready to whip up some homemade blue cheese dressing, make sure the recipe calls for Wisconsin cheese. That's when you know you'll be dressing your dishes in high cheese style.

Craving award-winning aged cheddar, pining for parmesan, or searching for a new cheese to try? The world’s best cheese is just a click away! Explore our directory of Wisconsin cheesemakers and retailers who offer online cheese shopping and get cheese shipped right to your door. What are you waiting for?

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