The hardest work of the semester is done, and this weekend it was time to have some fun! I made this Blue Cheese Walnut dip to take to a party back in November, but I wasn’t totally satisfied. It tasted fine, but the texture wasn’t quite right. So I changed a few more things and brought it to another party yesterday, where it was served with both apple slices and crackers. I am happy to say that it went over well, and a couple of people even asked for the recipe.
I really like the White Cranberry Stilton from Trader Joe’s, and it has less ‘bite’ than traditional blue cheese. Plus, cranberries fit with the holiday theme. But if you like stronger cheeses, go for it and let me know how it turns out.
Cranberry Stilton Walnut Dip
8 oz. White Cranberry Stilton Cheese, crumbled
1 shallot, peeled and diced
1/3 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. light mayonnaise
1/3 c. skim milk
1 t white vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Season to taste with black pepper. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.
-Adapted from Food & Wine