Cooking with Blue Cheese

Chowhounds love blue cheese. green56 thinks the best way to eat it is all by itself, but here are some great ways to cook with it, too.

Glencora makes a pasta sauce with diced pears tossed with lemon juice, green onion, crumbled blue cheese, and a bit of hot broth (to melt the cheese a little), all topped with toasted pine nuts. pepperqueen cooks 8 ounces of linguine very al dente, then heats a couple of tablespoons of good olive oil and adds 1/2 cup walnut pieces to cook for a few minutes, until toasted. Add the drained linguine and 4 ounces of blue cheese. Stir and serve.

Rubee loves this blue cheese and caramelized shallot dip. She recommends using a good-quality cheese, such as Saint Agur. southernitalian makes a dip for veggies or crackers by mixing sour cream with lots of crumbled Gorgonzola, a touch of garlic powder, and lots of ground black pepper. It’s also good as a sandwich spread.

Grillncook makes blue cheese burgers by forming ground sirloin into a ball, making a hollow in the center and stuffing it with blue cheese, then forming the meat around it into a patty and grilling.

IndyGirl likes to coat grapes in a mixture of blue and cream cheeses then roll them in pistachios, for a terrific appetizer or snack. And pondrat softens blue cheese in the microwave and then pipes it into large, pitted green olives.

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