Great Blue Cheese Recipes
We’ve selected two wonderful recipes, below, from The Blue Course, Point Reyes Farmstead’s charming soft-cover recipe book for Original Blue. There are a few other recipes on the company website (where the book can be purchased). The book has excellent information about blue cheese, plus much more temptation among the 50 recipes in the book, including:
- Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, Pears &
- Original Blue Coleslaw
- Pumpkin Soup with Original Blue Toasts
- Blue and Red Pear Risotto
- Original Blue Beef Wellington
- Fig Walnut Biscotti With Original Blue
- Blue Cheese Ice Cream
Blue lovers will want to make every one of them. To tide you over:
Point Reyes Original Blue Potato Salad
- 5 pounds red new potatoes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
- 1-1/4 cups sour cream
- 2-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2-1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1/2 pound Original Blue Cheese,
- 5 green onions, minced
- 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
- Salt and freshly ground pepper,
- Place potatoes in large pot. Cover
with cold water. Boil until tender. Drain. Cool slightly.
- Peel potatoes, if desired. Cut into
1-inch pieces. Transfer to large bowl.
- Add wine, season with salt and
pepper and toss to coat. Cool. Add
all remaining ingredients, mix, and
adjust seasoning as needed.
- Let stand 30 minutes at room
temperature before serving. Can be
prepared 1 day ahead: cover and
Point Reyes Original Blue Mashed Potatoes
- 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup chopped green onion
- 6 ounces Original Blue Cheese,
- Salt and white pepper, to taste
- Cook potatoes in saucepan of boiling
salted water until tender, about 20
- Drain potatoes and force through ricer
or mash with an electric mixer.
- Melt butter in small saucepan
- Add milk mixture to potatoes and
blend. Fold in green onion and
Original Blue Cheese.
- Season with salt and pepper,
if desired. Serves 5 to 6.
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