Yes, really. It is in fact National Moldy Cheese Day. Who knew? In honor of this very special occasion, below are a few of my favorite recipes featuring blue cheese.
Money-Saving Note: When using blue cheese in a recipe like a salad, I buy the cheapest blue cheese crumbles I can find (often the store’s brand). It still provides the pungent edge of blue cheese flavor but at a fraction of the price of an expensive wedge.
- Wedge Salad with Grilled Grape Tomatoes and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
- Green Salad with Roasted Pears and Blue Cheese
- Blue Cheese Fondue is a perfect dipping sauce for my Crispy Celery Sticks and delicious alongside these Spicy Turkey Lollipops too.
- And, feel free to dunk my Buffalo Drumsticks in some creamy blue cheese dressing as well!
- You can even fill these homemade Tartlets with a simple combination of chopped romaine lettuce and tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese,and crispy bacon instead of the Caprese option.
- Quiche is one my favorite go-to anytime pantry recipes because it can really be made on the fly with whatever you have the fridge. Start with 3 eggs, 1 cup milk or cream, and – in honor of Moldy Cheese Day – try adding sautéed red onions, halved grape tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese. Cook for 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving – the quiche is great warm or at room temperature.
And, while we are on the topic of cheese – a fun fact about me: I’m not a cheese wuss by any stretch (I once ate a Sicilian variety with maggots), but goat cheese is one of the few foods I actually do not eat.
Happy Moldy Cheese Day, all!