Best Blue Cheese Dressing
Listen up fellow Blue Cheese lovers! This deliciously rich blue cheese dressing is so simple to make and better than any store bought brand I’ve tasted in a long time. Made with ingredients you probably have on hand, it’s easy to make and so delicious. You’ll thank me for this one.
This recipe is perfect for as a dressing for you favorite wedge salad or as a dip for Buffalo Wings.
My Blue Cheese Dressing Love Affair
I love REALLY GOOD blue cheese dressing. The best blue cheese ever comes from Long Lake Market in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Family owned for 50+ years, this little market was a favorite of my beloved Aunt Joan. Whenever I would visit, I could count on the best soft molasses cookies with a raspberry preserve center that the market carried (sadly that bakery no longer exists) and the market’s homemade blue cheese dressing. I’m happy to say, Long Lake Market still carries it. It’s a little pricey but worth every single penny!
Because I don’t get too many chances to visit Long Lake Market, I found a dressing that’s ALMOST as delicious. It’s definitely not on my healthy eating checklist, but so worth the occasional treat. Yes it is laden with fat and calories so moderation with this one. Everything dipped or slathered in this dressing is so stinkin’ good!
How to Make Blue Cheese Dressing
- I like to use basic blue cheese crumbles you find at any grocery store. Aldi is my go to for this. But sometimes I splurge on flavor and get some extra sharp and flavorful Gorgonzola cheese. I find when I use Gorgonzola the recipe doesn’t require as much cheese. So I can get by with using about 3.5 ounces of Gorgonzola instead of the full 4.5-5 ounces of blue cheese.
- I also like to use a combination of mayo and plain Greek yogurt. With a fat-laden dressing such as this one, somehow using Greek yogurt makes me I’m at least making an effort for a slightly healthier blue cheese dressing. Feel free to use sour cream if you prefer.
- I usually have some buttermilk in the fridge from Sunday’s Homemade Pancakes or waffles. If you don’t have any buttermilk regular whole milk will work just fine.
- And I like a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, about 1 Tablespoon. It gives it just a little bit of freshness and flavor, but skip it if you don’t have a lemon on hand.
- I combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to completely combine.
- When I want a super smooth blue cheese dressing, I use my handheld blender to blend to a smooth texture.
- Be sure to refrigerate the dressing for at least 1 hour for the flavors to come together.
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Blue Cheese Dressing
- 4.5-5 ounces blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon buttermilk or whole milk
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- PLACE all ingredients in a bowl and MIX to combine. (I use may handheld stick blender to blend thoroughly.) REFRIGERATE for at least 1 hour before serving.