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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