Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my version of the wonderful Roquefort dressing that was served at the Magic Lamp Inn in Cucamonga CA when I worked there as a prep-cook 40-45 years ago. As memory serves, it tastes pretty much like the original and is great on salads and as a dip for French fries, chips, chicken wings, or just about anything else you might want to dip in a blue cheese dressing. You have to start this a day ahead to drain the yogurt.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. The night before you want to make the dressing, line a colander with a wet paper towel, stir the yogurt well, and place in the colander to drain.
  2. Cover with another damp paper towel, and allow to drain overnight.
  3. If you are a wuss, place the colander in a bowl, and let it drain in the fridge; if not, just leave it in the sink overnight.
  4. Yogurt just gets better when in sets at room temperature; it’s a living organism; it doesn’t like the cold any more than you do!
  5. The yogurt should have drained down to about 2 cups, more or less.
  6. If you are a purist, finely chop the scallions, parsley, white onion, and press the garlic; if not, coarsely chop them, throw them in the food processor, pulse until everything is finely chopped, scraping bowl down once, and transfer to a bowl.
  7. At the Magic Lamp, everything but the mayo and seasonings, went through the meat grinder, which still left a little texture.
  8. Combine the yogurt, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and blue cheese in a food processor, or whisk until well combined.
  9. Crumble the Roquefort or additional blue cheese, add to the processor, and pulse a couple more times, or finely crumble, and whisk into the mixture.
  10. Add seasonings, and pulse or whisk until incorporated.
  11. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop, taste, and adjust any or all seasonings to taste.
  12. If possible, refrigerate overnight before using.
  13. Note: If the dressing seems to need ‘something’ after setting, I often stir in a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar.
  14. This is definitely not part of the original recipe.
  15. Who had ever even heard of balsamic vinegar in the ‘60s?

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

I made it exactly as written, and it is very good, but not worth the effort considering how good Mary's Blue Cheese dressing is - especially in its simplicity.

Blue Bustard November 13, 2007

This is to DIE for! I couldn't find true roquefort so I substituted Danish Bleu. Used Maytag Blue for the other. I could eat this with a spoon, it is so good. Thanks, Toby!

Queen Dragon Mom November 24, 2004

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