Actually my parents started the family tradition of going to Clearman's restaurants in 1950 on their honeymoon, so I think I know what I am saying. Besides the Northwoods in they also have a Steak and Stein, Golden Cock and Captain's Galley restaurant. This recipe produced a runny ping goo that is close in one respect only GARLIC. I love the Clearman's Inns and their blue cheese/ Roquefort dressing this is not it. I am thinking of trying this recipe but cutting back on the buttermilk and using white pepper instead of paprika
I love Northwoods Inn. I grew up in California and we used to frequent Northwoods Inn for their salad and cheese bread! I found a recipe for the cheese bread on the internet also! The dressing is great, only it was not white! It tasted pretty close though!
Aussie thanks for posting this recipe! It is truly the best dressing I've ever had! I love to mix their green salad with the red cabbage salad - two salads that are delicious!!
I believe the secret ingredient to Northwood's Inn buttermilk salad dressing is Lawry's season salt and a little Worcestershire mixed in this recipe...oh and a little cottage cheese for texture...if you recall the blue cheese taste in their recipe is quite mild with very little garlic. Just sayin' :)
Many years ago, a favorite Aunt used to make something like this...but made it in a GALLON mayonnaise jar. I am thrilled that I found this and it is absolutely wonderful. Iceberg lettuce...not in this lifetime...but that is a personal preference.
I can give this recipe a single star overall taste was okay and ease of making was super simple. With that being said if you are looking for Northwoods creamy white dressing that is not found anywhere else do not waste your time on this recipe. Consistency, taste, and appearance will give that away immediately. I live in New Orleans now and there are certain flavors I must recreate myself I will still be looking for their famous blue cheese dressing. I can only make this constructive by adding the base is much thicker for Northwoods and there is a mild pepper taste as well that this recipe did not even touch on.
This is not the recipe for Northwoods Inn blue cheese.First of all it orange!!!! I followed the recipe to a T and its so garlicy...im so bummed, I let it sit for 2 days hoping it would get better and actually it was just worse. UGH!
Sorry this isn't like the restaurants at all! To much garlic! We used to ditch 4th period in high school and go here just to eat the salads and cheese bread, Heaven.
Yummy...tastes very similar to steak n steins dressing. Mine was a little runny...I think I will use less buttermilk next time.