The Best, Easy Blue Cheese Dressing

Roquefort cheese composition

By freezing the cheese before grating, it produces fine shreds that make for a silky dressing with blue flavor throughout. If you like it chunky, just add blue cheese crumbles, to taste. Add another tablespoon of milk for a runnier dressing, or a tablespoon less if you serve it as a dip.

Feeling Blue for Cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 3 ounces good-quality frozen blue cheese
  • Salt, to taste

With fork, combine sour cream, mayonnaise and milk until smooth. Add vinegar, sugar, pepper and garlic powder, if desired. Grate cheese into dressing a little at a time. Mix after each addition to avoid clumps. When all cheese has been added, add salt, to taste (you may need none, depending on saltiness of cheese). Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Published on March 30, 2017
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Nils Bernstein
Contributing Editor, Food

A fan of sweet wines, sour beers, and old-school Rioja, Bernstein is an exhaustive traveler in search of new and unsung chefs and restaurants, innovative wine and food pairings, and eating and drinking at the source. In addition to Wine Enthusiast, Bernstein has written for Bon Appetit, Men’s Journal, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Hemispheres, and Kinfolk, among others.


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