Blue Cheese Spread, Dip, or Ball

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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

Equipmentelectric mixer

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. This spread can be frozen.


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