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Blue Cheese Dressing

Try this dressing on sturdy greens like romaine lettuce — or use half the amount of buttermilk and serve this thicker version as a dip with cut-up veggies. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 and 1/2 Cups

kitchen gear

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Fork
  • Measuring spoons


  • 3⁄4 cup crumbled blue cheese, at room temperature
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1⁄4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon Pepper


  • Put the blue cheese in the bowl and mash with the fork until the cheese is broken up, but not completely smooth.
  • Add the buttermilk, yogurt, and lemon juice and continue mashing.
  • Add the salt and pepper, then taste the dressing. Do you think it needs more salt? Pepper? Lemon juice? If so, add it, and taste again.


Gorgonzola, a type of blue cheese from Italy, was most likely invented by accident around 879 AD, when some ripening cheese developed a harmless mold that turned out to be delicious.