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Catholic Recipe: Blue Cheese Salad Dressing


  • 2 ounces blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup Chablis
  • 3/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered caraway
  • dash cayenne


Yield: 1-1/4 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: N/A

Cost: n/a

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Origin: USA


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In 1845 the Christian Brothers, a dedicated teaching order, established a monastery in California. About forty years later, they began to make wines for sacramental purposes, in the heart of California's finest wine district. Soon the quality of their wines created public interest, and this led to a highly successful venture into the commercial market. Thus the Brothers carry on a centuries-old tradition and identify with the monks of the Old World, who, in the Middle Ages and even earlier, practiced the art of wine making, never receiving any personal compensation for their labor but using all profits to further their religious work. The Christian Brothers have collected some fine recipes using their wines, and from these we have chosen the following for your pleasure.


Blend cheese and Chablis together until smooth and creamy. Combine remaining ingredients; fold into cheese mixture. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965