5 pound bag of Blue Cheese... Recipe ideas?
Just picked up a 5 lb bag of Blue Cheese at the Grocery Outlet for $3.99! I'd like to use it for mostly for baking, recipes that I can make now and freeze unbaked or baked and thaw and/or bake all month long. I just made Gougeres and froze them unbaked.
Does anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks for your help!
Bleu Cheese Dressing for ever ;>}
Crumble up the bleu cheese (all of it)
3 quarts plus one cup Best Foods Real mayonnaise
3 Tbsp ground black pepper
3 quarts plus one cup sour cream
5 pounds bleu cheese
4 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
7 ounces apple cider vinegar (subst. red wine vinegar)
Well, I love bleu cheese dressing ...
This is a rather strange unofficial recipe but I love it and it's very quick and easy.
Slice 1/2" thick rounds of polenta (the kind that comes in a tube)
Place rounds on the bottom of an oven safe baking dish, sprayed with non-stick spray
Crumble blue cheese on top of the polenta rounds (I'm liberal with my cheese)
Cover the rounds and cheese with your favorite spaghetti sauce
Grate fresh parmesean and or romano on top
(Cover and freeze at this point if you want)
Bake at about 375 until cheese is melted and polenta is warmed -about 20 min
It's a quick and easy meatless dinner.
Whoowee! What a buy! I think the gougeres are genius. They freeze well for a long time. And, while I've not made it, have planned to, I know about a blue cheese savory/app cheesecake. Check online. Cheesecake freezes really well and if you make these in 1/4 portions you'd have great starters for a year or more.
For presents, make a Blue Cheese fondue; our local bistro serves this and it's runny and gooey and just delicious to dip foccacia or other good bread into.
Will you let us know what you do with this bounty?