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Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe
Sauce au Roquefort

This is a very simple blue cheese sauce recipe that you can whip up as you are grilling steaks.

blue cheese sauce

Here in France, there is quite a grand selection of blue veined cheese with which to make this recipe. I use Roquefort cheese, because it is readily available and has a very pronoucned taste, which we like.

You may wish to substitute another blue cheese. Be sure to pick one that is crumbly, soft,and dissolves easily in your mouth for good results with this recipe. Gorganzola, an Italian cheese, would work just fine. Or have a good look at the gourmet cheese section of your grocery store (if you have access to such a thing!) and you may find other sorts of French blue cheese.

Since I like to skip meat, I make baked potatoes to go with the steaks I usually serve with this sauce. A baked potato with blue cheese sauce makes a very satisfying meal for vegetarians.

Sauce au Roquefort

Prep time: 15 min

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.


  • 2 shallots, chopped finely
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook the shallots in the butter until soft, about 7 or 8 minutes. Don't brown them.
  2. Mix in the blue cheese using a fork to smash it into the butter and eventually form a smooth paste.
  3. Add the heavy cream and mix well.
  4. Heat to just below boiling.
  5. Stir in pepper and serve warm.

This sauce is the perfect topping to a pan fried steak, but maybe you are like I was and don't really like dealing with the sputtering mess. I finally realized how to perfectly pan fry steaks without irritation.

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