Blue Cheese Stuffed Martini Olives from a jar?
I had a martini with a blue cheese stuffed olive recently..the cheese was rock-hard from the brine and tasted absolutely POISONOUS. I've stuffed olives with blue cheese at home (right before serving, not in advance) and they were excellent.
If you want something done right...do it yourself. :)
You definitely need to stuff them yourself - those pre-bottled stuffed blue cheese olives are ghastly looking.
My friend and I once bought blue cheese and olives so that we could have dirty martinis with stuffed olives while watching movies at my apartment... but then we just ended up eating all the blue cheese stuffed olives by themselves, and forgot about the dirty martini part.
My husband and I love to hand-stuff our own bleu cheese olives whenever we make martinis at home. Stuffing them by hand allows us to buy fresh, collossal, pitted olives from an olive bar at a local gourmet store, and stuff them full of fresh bleu cheese.
I've also found that most of the pre-stuffed versions seem to be marinated in oil of some kind, and I don't want that in my martini.
And I rather like the bleu cheese leakage into my martini. Mmmm.