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Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing is a popular, creamy salad dressing and dip featuring the distinct, pungent flavor of blue cheese. Known for its sharp, tangy taste, this dressing is made by combining crumbled blue cheese with ingredients such as mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, garlic, and various herbs and spices. It pairs particularly well with robust, bold flavors, and is a favorite for dressing crisp salads, vegetable platters, or as a dipping sauce for Buffalo wings. Originating in the United States, blue cheese dressing has become an essential condiment in many households and restaurants, particularly for enhancing the flavors of salad greens and other raw or cooked dishes. Its versatility as a dip, sauce, or spread makes it an integral ingredient for home cooks, particularly when entertaining or adding a touch of sophistication to a casual gathering.
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IN SALAD DRESSINGS
484
CAL / 100G
$0.15
AVG / OZ
blue cheese dressing
8%
CARBS
89%
FAT
2%
PROTEIN
Blue Cheese Dressing FAQ
When cooking with blue cheese dressing, the most common questions usually revolve around how to balance its strong flavor, what foods it goes best with, and how to make a homemade version. People often go wrong by using it excessively, which can overwhelm the flavor of the dish. To get the most out of blue cheese dressing, it's ideal to use it sparingly and pair it with foods that can stand up to its bold taste, such as spicy chicken wings, robust salads, or tangy fruits like apples or pears. For those interested in making homemade blue cheese dressing, certain tricks can enhance the flavor. For example, use a good quality blue cheese for a better taste profile. Also, letting the dressing sit for a few hours before using it allows the flavors to meld together to provide a more well-rounded taste. A little-known tip is to add a squeeze of lemon juice to liven up the flavor and bring out the tanginess of the cheese.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does blue cheese dressing expire?
Unopened blue cheese dressing can last up to one year past the printed date when properly stored in the pantry. However, once opened, it should be refrigerated and consumed within 1-2 weeks. Homemade blue cheese dressing, due to its lack of preservatives, typically lasts 3-5 days in the fridge. If frozen, it can last up to six months but the quality may decline.
How do you tell if blue cheese dressing is bad?
Bad blue cheese dressing develops an off, sour smell. You may also notice a change in its color, from white to yellow or even a noticeably darker shade. Additionally, if it’s been opened for more than a month, it's safer to discard it. Finally, you should always throw away any dressing that shows signs of mold or has a chunky consistency when it should be smooth.
Tips for storing blue cheese dressing to extend shelf life
• Keep your blue cheese dressing in the fridge, even when unopened, to prolong its shelf life. • Always close the bottle or jar tightly after each use to prevent exposure to air. • Do not return unused dressing to the original container after it’s been on the table, as this can introduce bacteria and cause it to spoil more quickly. • Consider portioning the dressing in smaller containers if you don’t use much at a time, this way you avoid repeatedly exposing the whole quantity to room temperature. • If freezing, consider placing the dressing in ice cube trays for easy portion control, just remember to put the frozen cubes in airtight bags or containers to prevent freezer burn.
EXPIRES WITHIN
7 - 11
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
1g
CARBS
15g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
KETO
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
EGGS
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