Our Best Blue Cheese Recipes

These recipes don't stink

Blue cheese is pretty polarizing: Most people either love it or hate it, and we can see why. With such a strong smell and taste, it can be overpowering at times. But fortunately, for those who want a little extra funk in their cheese, we've got plenty of ideas to help you maximize your blue cheese intake. You can't go wrong with a salad; try one with gem lettuce and grapes or French lentils. And, of course, there's always the classic Cobb salad (one of our personal favorites). Or make it melty with creamed swiss chard. You can even whisk it into a cream sauce! We're behind your blue cheese cravings 100%, no matter what it does to your breath.

Blue Cheese, Grape, and Gem Lettuce Salad

Blue Cheese, Grape, and Gem Lettuce Salad
Sweetly acidic green grapes off-set the funk of creamy Danish blue cheese in this seasonal salad tossed together with a creamy cider vinegar–walnut dressing. Get the recipe for Blue Cheese, Grape, and Gem Lettuce Salad »Anders Schonnemann

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
These vibrant, mildly sweet gnocchi were developed by stylist Judy Haubert as a gluten-free option to accompany Portland chef Jenn Louis' rich Gorgonzola cream sauce. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce »Farideh Sadeghin

French Lentil Salad with Blue Cheese

French Lentil Salad with Blue Cheese
A neutral base of lentil salad lets the pleasant sharpness of the Bleu d'Auvergne cheese, which is aged in sweet wine at La Fromagerie du Comtat, take center stage in this salad from Sue Conley and Peggy Smith of Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, California. Any creamy cow's milk blue will work well in its place. Get the recipe for French Lentil Salad with Blue Cheese »Nicole Franzen

Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites

Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites
Piquant Stilton replaces the more traditional cheddar in this bite-sized twist on the classic British dish. Get the recipe for Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites »Maxime Iattoni

Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad
Los Angeles's Brown Derby closed its doors long ago, but this classic salad, invented in 1937 by the restaurant's owner, Robert H. Cobb, lives on. Get the recipe for Cobb Salad »Matt Taylor-Gross

Beef Cheek and Stout Pie with Stilton Pastry

Beef Cheek and Stout Pie with Stilton Pastry
"If making a pie, one should make it indulgent," says chef Daniel Doherty of London and New York's Duck & Waffle. He follows his own advice for this meat-stuffed pie with a pungent crust. Get the recipe for Beef Cheek and Stout Pie with Stilton Pastry »Bill Phelps

Endive and Roquefort Salad with Smoked Pepper Jelly and Hazelnuts

Endive and Roquefort Salad with Smoked Pepper Jelly and Hazelnuts
Green beans, herbs, endives, and pears are dressed in a sherry vinaigrette, sprinkled with Roquefort and toasted nuts, and drizzled with piquant pepper jelly in this salad from The Grain Store in London. Get the recipe for Endive and Roquefort Salad with Smoked Pepper Jelly and Hazelnuts »Moe Kafer

Creamed Swiss Chard with Gorgonzola, Rye Bread Crumbs, and Walnuts

Creamed Swiss Chard with Gorgonzola, Rye Bread Crumbs, and Walnuts, Late Winter Feast
In this bulked-up version of the classic side dish, chard replaces spinach, and Gorgonzola adds depth and a creamier texture. Get the recipe for Creamed Swiss Chard with Gorgonzola, Rye Bread Crumbs, and Walnuts »Bill Phelps

Stuffed Leeks with Blue Cheese, Raisins, and Almonds

stuffed leeks with blue cheese, raisins, and almonds
The bold flavors of blue cheese, anchovies, and Worcestershire sauce—plus a little kiss from the flame—make otherwise mild-flavored leeks just the thing for a cold night by the fire. Get the recipe for Stuffed Leeks with Blue Cheese, Raisins, and Almonds »Christina Holmes

Gorgonzola-Arugula Pasta Sauce

Jasper Hill Farm's Bayley Hazen Blue
The signature sauce of Cantina Pierino in Buenos Aires, this creamy sauce is fragrant and makes for a rich and decadent pasta. Get the recipe for Gorgonzola-Arugula Pasta Sauce »Karen Shimizu

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Both blue cheese and Italian dressings adorn the classic iceberg wedge salad. Get the recipe for Blue Cheese Wedge Salad »James Oseland

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers
Quick-pickled cremini mushrooms and red onions are a zesty foil for juicy blue cheese-stuffed burgers. See the recipe for Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers »Laura Sant

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until charred and smoky, and then topped with blue cheese and bacon for this satisfying salad. Get the recipe for Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon »Penny De Los Santos

Treviso and Gorgonzola Tart

Treviso and Gorgonzola Tart
Delicately flavored treviso is combined with pungent gorgonzola and baked atop pillowy puff pastry. Get the recipe for Treviso and Gorgonzola Tart »Maxime Lattoni

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip
This tart, cooling dip is a classic for good reason—it's a perfect match for fiery Buffalo wings. Get the recipe for Blue Cheese Dip »Todd Coleman

Creamed Onion Gratin

Creamed Onion Gratin
Sweet, translucent roasted onions marry beautifully with bechamel and Gorgonzola in this rich casserole. Get the recipe for Creamed Onion Gratin »Todd Coleman