Blue Cheese Spread, Dip, or Ball
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionBuffet, Cocktail Party, game day
Recipe Courseantipasto/mezze, hors d'oeuvre
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian
Mealdinner, lunch, snack
Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, garlicky, herby, rich, tangy
Type of Dishdip/spread
- ¼ pound blue cheese at room temperature
- ½ cup butter at room temperature
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
- Few drops Tabasco
- 3 tablespoons Cognac or Armagnac
Blend all ingredients in small bowl of electric mixer or mix with a fork. This can be spread on buttered bread for sandwiches or on tiny pieces of toast or cocktail white or rye bread.
Or form into a ball, log, or small balls, then roll in chopped parsley or chopped, toasted nutmeats. Wrap and chill. Serve on a cheese tray or plate surrounded by small cocktail bread or crackers.
For a dip, add cream or milk, a very little at a time, and stir until of a good consistency for dipping crackers, fresh vegetables, or potato chips.
This spread can be frozen.
1972 James A. Beard