The most celebrated American blue cheese, and one of the best, Maytag Blue— made on a dairy farm in Newton, Iowa, and cave-aged for six months for a full, rich flavor—is available in quality cheese shops. Other blue cheeses may be substituted, but Maytag is worth looking for.

Yield: makes About 2 Cups


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 cup sour cream
  • 14 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz. Maytag Blue cheese
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream together in a medium bowl. Crumble in blue cheese, add two-thirds of the chopped scallions, and stir until well mixed but still slightly chunky. Season to taste with pepper and garnish with remaining scallions.