Bacon and Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

"WARNING: No one will eat anything else on the table if this is served! The smoky blue cheese stole the show, but the water chestnuts and bacon totally complemented the blue." - Argie

Wisconsin Cheese Bacon and Smoky Blue Cheese Dip Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes
2 1/2 Cups



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Blue or Cream Cheese can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place a greased wire rack on an aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Arrange bacon on rack, taking care not to overlap. Rub with brown sugar; sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is just crisp, turning once. When cool enough to handle, chop bacon. Set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl until blended. Stir in the water chestnuts, blue cheese and bacon. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

Recipe Tip

A blue cheese that doesn't have smoked flavor could be substituted in this recipe.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Crumbling a blue cheese wedge is easy! Place the wedge into the freezer for about 30 minutes; then crumble it with a knife. Blue cheese softens quickly at room temperature. For best results, keep the cheese cold for easier handling.

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