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Blue Cheese Dressing?

BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 12:15 PM

Hello My Fellow CH'rs. A few friends are coming over for dinner and have requested Blue Cheese dressing for a wedge salad - which one is the best to purchase? I am close to the standard grocers plus Whole Foods, TJ's, and Gelsons (and Hows if they count). Thank you!

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  1. nolanani RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 12:56 PM

    You are so lucky to live by so many food store options. I only have access to the standard grocers here in OC. My favorite bleu cheese dressings are Litehouse and Marzetti with Litehouse by a nose. Creamy yet chunky. I love to use if as a dip for veg and have been known to lick the bowl clean. A lot of people like Marie's but I don't care for it.

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      Burger Boy RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 01:03 PM

      Of course Hows counts, they have great stuff and will not over charge you like Gelson's or Whole Foods. My favorite since I was a child has to be Bob's, of Bob's Big Boy, most markets usually carry them, if not Marie's is a second best.

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        schrutefarms RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 01:05 PM

        2nd Bobs.

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          Jack Flash RE: schrutefarms Oct 5, 2008 01:41 PM

          Third Bob's. If you really want to splurge, Bob's also makes a real Roquefort dressing too.

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            Burger Boy RE: Jack Flash Oct 5, 2008 03:41 PM

            I forgot about that, you are sooooooooo right, i need to buy some.

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              bellabar RE: Burger Boy Oct 5, 2008 08:35 PM

              Bobs!!!!! But add extra blue cheese crumbles and small diced tomatoes The extra cheese is great mixed in or on top of the wedge.. Looks pretty and it's yummy!!!!!

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                bellabar RE: Burger Boy Oct 5, 2008 08:39 PM

                Oh... and also a little Girards red wine vinegar dressing is a good under layer with a blue cheese topped wedge salad... it adds just a little tang...

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                  Burger Boy RE: bellabar Oct 5, 2008 11:02 PM

                  There is a pizza place in Upland that the serve a mix of blue cheese dressing with italian, VFG!

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                    Servorg RE: Burger Boy Oct 7, 2008 08:19 AM

                    Anna's on Pico in West LA has a wonderful blend of Italian and crumbled Bleu Cheese that is one of their dressing choices.

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                      Burger Boy RE: Servorg Oct 7, 2008 09:39 AM

                      What you described is like at the Dal Rae, what I had in Upland is a creamy blue cheese with italian, heck it is all good!

          2. Beach Chick RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 01:46 PM

            love a good blue cheese dressing and all the ones mentioned are really good..just wanted to add that Ken's makes a pretty darn good one as well..
            Can't beat Bob's..

            1. BasilKitty RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 02:53 PM

              Thank you for all the recs! Does anyone know what markets sell Bobs?

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                monku RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 04:22 PM

                As BurgerBoy above said...most markets (Ralphs, Vons, etc...) carry Bob's Big Boy blue cheese dressing-its always refrigerated.

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                foodfoodfood RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 04:29 PM

                I just tried TJ's Organic Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing last week. It is kept in the refrigerated section near the lettuce and veggies. Yummy!

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                  gnarlex RE: BasilKitty Oct 5, 2008 06:26 PM

                  Costco has Bob's Bleu Cheese

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                    pharmnerd RE: gnarlex Oct 5, 2008 09:00 PM

                    That's where we buy ours. Tasty, thick & chunky, perfect amount of blue cheesy flavor. Use if primarily for homemade hot wings, cuz it sticks nicely to the chicken.

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                    Oh Robin RE: BasilKitty Oct 6, 2008 09:34 PM

                    If you are near a Cheesecake Factory you can pick up a jar of theirs to go. IT'S REALLY GOOD. Chunky and creamy, with lot of garlic. My favorite.

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