A Classic Stinky Cheese Salad Dressing
Suzy F. emailed and asked if I had a good recipe for Roquefort dressing. The recipe below is a classic and easy to prepare at home. It calls for using Roquefort cheese, hence the name, but I recommend you substitute any blue cheese available like Danish Blue or one of the new American Blue Cheeses.
Why? Because classic Roquefort cheese costs 3 to 4 times as much as these other cheeses and when you combine Roquefort with the other ingredients you loose much of its intense flavor.
Roquefort is a stinky cheese and if you like strong, stinky cheeses, I urge you to try it on it’s own. It’s a sheep’s milk cheese from France that goes back centuries and may be the most complex cheese you will ever try.
Roquefort Dressing Recipe
¼ cup sour cream
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 ½ cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon Tabasco
5 ounces of Blue Cheese (Roquefort or some other style)
How To Prepare At Home
Combine all the ingredients except for the cheese in a bowl and whisk them until smooth. Crumble in the blue cheese and mix together gently if you like clumps of cheeses in your dressing or more aggressively if you like it more smooth.
If you want it really smooth, you may want to combine everything in a blender but I think you lose the mouth feel when you lose the texture from the chunks of blue cheese.
Taste and adjust seasonings with a little salt & pepper. Serve on greens or try it on grilled chicken breasts. I bet it would work well with steamed or grilled vegetables like asparagus.
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