Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Mom's Roquefort Dressing #recipe

My mother made the best Roquefort dressing in the world. I thought the recipe was lost, but when I visited my sister in Washington DC in May, I mentioned it, and she said she had it. The original recipe. She made me a card. It’s in my mom’s handwriting. I followed the original instructions, and it is still great. It's my husband’s new favorite dressing. It keeps for a long time, too.

Be sure to use the best Roquefort, and if you like your blue cheeses pungent, make sure you choose a pungent cheese.

Don’t even consider using a goat and sheep’s milk Roquefort for this dressing. It won’t have the same punch!


No two ways about it, salads (unless wedges of lettuce) just don't turn out that pretty to photograph
when using a creamy dressing.



½ cup cider vinegar
½ cup Wesson oil
8 ounces sour cream
4-5 ounces Roquefort or blue cheese
1-3 shakes Tabasco
12-15 peppercorns or pepper to taste


Put all the ingredients into a blender. Whir. Serve over a crisp salad of your choice.

*  Use a cow’s milk roquefort for the best “kick.”

PS This salad would taste great with cook and crumbled bacon or chopped red onions.


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  1. I LOVE blue cheese/roquefort dressing so thanks for this Daryl. What a treat to have the real recipe in your mom's handwriting!

    1. Seeing it in her writing brought back a lot of memories. I'm so glad she had it!

  2. Oh Daryl! It's lovely that your sister still had the recipe. I can imagine how thrilled you were to find it still existed and in your mom's handwriting, too! I'll think of her (and you!) when I make it.


  3. I agree.
    Finding the recipe was great.
    Having it in your mother's handwriting is priceless!

  4. This is going to be a big hit here, Daryl! And how wonderful to have the recipe in your mom's handwriting.


  5. I love blue cheese dressing, so I will be making this for sure. How wonderful to have such a precious memory of your Mom. That makes it even more special.

  6. Last time we went to visit family in NH, we went to a local chair the 99 restaurant for dinner, they had a 1/2 iceberg lettuce with tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing. It was fantastic, I will have to try the recipe using blue cheese and make my own "salad" :) Thanks for sharing.