Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is so incredibly delicious and so easy to make!

Grab a block of good-quality blue cheese, and you’ve probably got everything else in your fridge or pantry!

This dressing comes together in a matter of minutes! Homemade blue cheese dressing with buttermilk is so creamy and bursting with flavor.

Perfect on a salad or as a dip!

A spoon pouring homemade blue cheese dressing over lettuce with tomatoes and bacon bits.


The difference between homemade blue cheese dressing and the bottled variety is night and day.

It’s so simple to make and truly elevates salads and dips to delicious heights you just have to taste to believe.

Watch us show you how easy it is to make homemade blue cheese dressing at home!


EXPERT TIP: We find that using a good-quality block of blue cheese is better than purchasing the pre-crumbled blue cheese. The end result is a creamier texture for the dressing because the pre-crumbled variety is drier than a block.

In addition to the block of blue cheese, you’ll need

  • Mayonnaisehomemade is great, but a quality store-bought will work, too
  • Sour cream – adds a little tartness
  • Buttermilk – this makes it even more creamy
  • Lemon juice – fresh is best
  • White wine vinegar – a little acidity is so good
  • Fresh parsley, we love the color and the peppery taste
  • Fresh onion and fresh garlic – neither overpower, just elevate the taste
  • Salt and pepper – to your own liking

A spoon of blue cheese dressing over a jar with a salad in the background.


    • What is the best kind of blue cheese to use? Here are our favorites: Stilton, Maytag, Gorgonzola, and Cabrales.
    • How long will it stay fresh? The dressing will stay deliciously fresh in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze for up to 2 months.
    • Can I make it light? Of course! You won’t get the same luxurious taste, but you can substitute non-fat Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise and even the sour cream. Again, the taste will not be quite the same, and it will be a little less creamy, but it’s still very good.
    • Are there health risks with homemade mayonnaise? Our homemade mayo contains raw eggs. Therefore, very young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system should take caution before consuming. Consult your doctor if you’re unsure. 


In the meantime, you’re just going to love this incredible Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing!

A mason jar of homemade blue cheese dressing with a spoon in it.

Ready to make the best blue cheese dressing in the world? You’re all set!

And once you make it, be sure to take a picture, post it to Instagram, and tag @howtofeedaloon and #howtofeedaloon!

A spoon drizzling homemade blue cheese dressing over a wedge salad.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This homemade blue cheese dressing is so easy and so good. Awesome on a wedge salad, or perfect for dipping with your favorite wings.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dressing, Salad
Cuisine: French or American
Keyword: best blue cheese dressing, Blue Cheese, Homemade blue cheese dressing with buttermilk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill in the refrigerator: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 221kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • lemon juice juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • Pinch Salt and pepper each
  • 4 oz. blue cheese use block, not pre-crumbled


  • Place all the ingredients, except the blue cheese into a medium-sized bowl
  • Use your hands to crumble the blue cheese into the mixture.
  • Use a fork to stir until mixed. Flatten some of the cheese with the fork against the side of the bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.



We find that crumbling a block of blue cheese with your fingers is better than going with pre-crumbled cheese.  The texture is creamier.
The blue cheese will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  It can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
This blue cheese is spectacular poured over a crisp, cold wedge of iceberg lettuce and then topped off with cooked, crumbled bacon and sliced cherry tomatoes.
It's also the perfect dip for Classic Buffalo Wings


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe? Take a Picture!Mention @HowToFeedALoon or tag #HowToFeedALoon!

POST UPATE NOTE: This recipe was originally post in January, 2014, but was updated with recipe improvements, new photography, and awesome video in September, 2019. 


    • Hi Dede! We are so happy you made the blue cheese dressing and loved it! That is our favorite dressing to make, too! So flavorful! If you like wings…the dressing is the bomb as a dipping sauce!

  • I’m condused…in the what you need ingredients you don’t mention onion… but in the video you show using onion and in the recipe ingredients you list onion….
    but in this reply you wrote you say you don’t use onion ….Hi there! Thanks so much. Which recipe with onion are you referring to? We don’t include onion in our blue cheese dressing recipe, so we’re a little confused as to which recipe you’re asking about. Let us know and we’ll gladly let you know!! Thanks!! Best, Kris & Wesley

    So is there onion or is there not?…because the rest sounds so good…???

    • Hi Linda! We really made things confusing with the onions, didn’t we!! We DO use 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion in the recipe. Our previous comment was partly right and partly wrong, what confused us was she was asking about soaking the onions in red wine vinegar, which is what we do for our tuna salad and not mentioned anywhere with the blue cheese dressing recipe. We erroneously replied and said there are no onions in the recipe. I’m going to delete that comment response now. And in the body of the post, in ingredients needed, we group the fresh parsley, onion and garlic into one bullet point. But, obviously, that wasn’t very clear! We’ll separate those out, too. So sorry for the confusion, we try to help make steps clear and simple to understand, and we didn’t do such a good job on this one. But, we’ll get it fixed. And we do feel this dressing is excellent. We hope you give it a try and let us know what you think!

  • 5 stars
    on the onion did you just drain the vinegar from the onion?before stick in salad sounds so yummy
    You guys are so pleasently entertaining i do enjoy your videos

    • Hi there! Thanks so much. Which recipe with onion are you referring to? We don’t soak the onions in vinegar in our blue cheese dressing recipe, so we’re a little confused as to which recipe you’re asking about. Let us know and we’ll gladly let you know!! Thanks!! Best, Kris & Wesley

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