Monday, February 10, 2014

Stupendous Blue Stilton Salad Dressing

Nice little block of Blue Stilton
One of my favorite cheeses is Stilton and I love Bleu Cheese Dressing, either on salads or Buffalo Chicken Wings.  I have several Bleu Cheese recipes but I was dabbling last night making some dressing and remembered I had some lovely Stilton in the fridge, so I used half of it to make this wonderful dressing.

What is Stilton?  To say that it's Great Britain's version of a Bleu Cheese like France's Roquefort, or Italy's Gorgonzola would be dismissive.  So I found this little tidbit on the Stilton cheese website.


Long known as “The King of Cheeses”, blue Stilton is one a handful of British cheeses granted the status of a “protected designation origin” (PDO) by the European Commission. Only cheese produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and made according to a strict code may be called Stilton. There are just six dairies licensed to make Stilton.

To be called Stilton, each cheese must:

•be made only in the three counties from local pasteurized milk
•be made only in a traditional cylindrical shape
•be allowed to form its own crust or coat
•be un-pressed
•have delicate blue veins radiating from the center
•have a taste profile typical of Stilton.

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Whole Buttermilk
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Tony Chachere's
4 - 6 oz Stilton Blue Cheese (crumbled)

Combine the first 8 ingredients, then add your Stilton. You can add more cheese if you'd like. You can use Maytag Blue, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola for this dressing. For a real treat, substitute Maple extract for the Vanilla extract. Watch everyone's reaction.

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