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Old 03-21-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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What's your favorite recipe that used gorgonzola cheese?

Hi. What's your favorite recipe that uses gorgonzola cheese? I bet it would go great in a salad especially since I love blue cheese in a salad. Anyone have a particular recipe that they absolutely love due to the gorgonzola cheese?

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Old 03-21-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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I had a pear and gorgonzola salad that was wonderful, but I don't have a recipe, ate it at a restaurant and it had a walnut vinaigrette. I think it was on arugula.

I like making a dill rye and Gorgonzola grilled cheese sandwich.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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I do a salad that sounds similar, PF.

mesculin
sliced beets
julienned pear
candied walnuts
crumbled gorgonzola
balsamic vinaigrette

But your idea of a walnut vinaigrette sounds wonderful! I think I'm going hunting for a recipe.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:05 PM   #4
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This is the late and very generous Kadesma’s Gorgonzola and Pear Salad that I have made. I like how she wrote out recipes with instructions as you go.


Grill or toast 4 slices of Italian bread til crispy. Arrange on plates or a small platter the arugula,2 thin sliced fennels, pears 2 thin sliced and 200 g. of gorgonzola crumbles. To serve drizzle over a little balsamic white or red and evoo then hit it with salt and coarse cracked black pepper. this will serve 4 as a starter or side dish.
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o 1/2 cup walnut or pecan halves, toasted
o about 4 cups arugula or torn salad greens, trimmed washed & dried
o 1/2 cup balsamic or red wine vinaigrette
o 2 to 3 pears, cored & sliced Don't Peel PEARS
o Radish slices
o cuke peeled, seeded and cut in half moons
o peapods sliced on diagonal
o small red onion sliced thin
o 1/4 lb gorgonzola, crumbled
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a had some asparagus I needed to cook and ended up heating up some broth and then cooking the asparagus in it, blending it with the immersion blender at the end. When I heat a bowl up, I'd like to try putting some of the cheese in it. Let it melt in the heat of the soup, add some salt and pepper.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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We used to have a restaurant in town called Chumley's that made a Gorgonzola cheese french bread pizza thing that was wonderful!

It was a quarter of a baguette covered with a spread made from Gorgonzola, herbs and butter that was liberally smeared on the baguette and run under the broiler until it was bubbly. Sort of a Gorgonzola compound butter on toast.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:24 PM   #7
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Went to a restaurant in philly years ago that made a Cheese tortellini with a creamy tomato / gorgonzola sauce.

It was great. Went back there a few years later to order the same thing, and the place had switched owners ( and apparently chefs) and unfortunately, it was off the menu. Ive tried to recreate it the best to my memory, but nothing ever compared.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:57 PM   #8
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Went to a restaurant in philly years ago that made a Cheese tortellini with a creamy tomato / gorgonzola sauce.

It was great. Went back there a few years later to order the same thing, and the place had switched owners ( and apparently chefs) and unfortunately, it was off the menu. Ive tried to recreate it the best to my memory, but nothing ever compared.

I wonder if you added a dabble of wine to the sauce if it might improve its character ?
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We used to have a restaurant in town called Chumley's that made a Gorgonzola cheese french bread pizza thing that was wonderful!

It was a quarter of a baguette covered with a spread made from Gorgonzola, herbs and butter that was liberally smeared on the baguette and run under the broiler until it was bubbly. Sort of a Gorgonzola compound butter on toast.
Okay, now I have to go play with the bleu cheese in the fridge, no baguette, but I could put it on a plate or in a bowl and use celery sticks to dip.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:07 PM   #10
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This is the late and very generous Kadesma’s Gorgonzola and Pear Salad that I have made. I like how she wrote out recipes with instructions as you go.


Grill or toast 4 slices of Italian bread til crispy. Arrange on plates or a small platter the arugula,2 thin sliced fennels, pears 2 thin sliced and 200 g. of gorgonzola crumbles. To serve drizzle over a little balsamic white or red and evoo then hit it with salt and coarse cracked black pepper. this will serve 4 as a starter or side dish.
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This must be my interpretation of Kade's recipe since I wrote it in my notes when I saved her recipe
o 1/2 cup walnut or pecan halves, toasted
o about 4 cups arugula or torn salad greens, trimmed washed & dried
o 1/2 cup balsamic or red wine vinaigrette
o 2 to 3 pears, cored & sliced Don't Peel PEARS
o Radish slices
o cuke peeled, seeded and cut in half moons
o peapods sliced on diagonal
o small red onion sliced thin
o 1/4 lb gorgonzola, crumbled
This sounds so good. So do the other suggestions. I've only had gorgonzola once or twice - going to have to get some and make this.
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I wonder if you added a dabble of wine to the sauce if it might improve its character ?
I saw a recipe online that seemed so easy. It was basically roasting tomatoes, garlic, onion and red peppers and blending it with gorgonzola, mascarpone and spices

I love recipes that don't have a million ingredients and a million steps.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:43 PM   #12
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Our little wine bar used to serve dates stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped with prosciutto and baked.

I always thought I disliked gorgonzola, but those things changed my mind. I even got brave and bought a little chunk of blue cheese....can they be used interchangeably?

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It was basically roasting tomatoes, garlic, onion and red peppers and blending it with gorgonzola, mascarpone and spices
That sounds good....
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Our little wine bar used to serve dates stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped with prosciutto and baked.
oh my that could be a too die for appetizer to bring to a party.
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Just came from a party, and during the cocktail hour, they were walking around with crackers that had a thin layer of Jam ( maybe apricot jam) with a sprinkle of gorgonzola on top. They were pretty good, as long as the cheese / jam ratio was good. Some had a little too much cheese which was overpowering
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I used to make a flatbread pizza with olive oil, Gorgonzola, caramelized balsamic onions, walnuts, and arugula. It was awesome.
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a cracker of your choice slice of apples or pear then the cheese then in the mouth

simple and tasty
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We always had green beans, with a blue cheese, walnuts, and dressing on the Smorgasbord. This was a side for the dishes on the hot table. We called the dish Danish green beans. Here's a link that is very close to how we would make it. You have to add the cheese when the beans are close to or at room temperature-otherwise it melts. You can add bacon, dried cranberries, use almonds instead of walnuts...


Green Bean, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe from Eileen McGlynn Scanlon
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Melted over a T-Bone or Rib-Eye
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:52 AM   #19
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It's great In this lasagne :
Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne with Pine Nuts - Italian - Recipes - from Delia Online
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:24 AM   #20
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Melted over a T-Bone or Rib-Eye
It also makes a great stuffing for a strip steak.

Just cut a pocket in the steak, fill it with cheese and grill as usual.

It's great by itself by or you can add mushrooms, bacon, chopped shallots etc...!

The first time I had this was at Brother Sebastian's in Omaha Nebraska.

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