If you’re looking for a delicious and easy blue cheese dressing recipe, look no further than this Roquefort Dressing made with yogurt, lemon, and olive oil. 

A small glass jar filled with creamy homemade Roquefort dressing sits on a small wooden cutting board. Half a lemon and some crumbled Roquefort cheese can be seen in the background.

When it comes to creamy dips and dressings, blue cheese dressing is one of the most flavorful. It’s also one of the easiest to make at home. 

This Roquefort Dressing recipe makes a tasty dip for vegetables and dressing for crunchy salads. It’s a bit like a more grown-up version of ranch. 

A wedge of Roquefort Cheese on a wooden cheese board. This cheese is cream colored with blue veins and a few crumbles have come off. An example of high quality blue cheese.

Best Blue Cheese for Dressing

When it comes to making blue cheese dressing, opting for a high-quality blue cheese like Roquefort, Gorgonzola, or Stilton is key. These cheeses are known for their robust flavors and distinct characteristics that elevate the dressing’s taste. However, personal preference plays a role, and choosing a blue cheese that aligns with your flavor preferences is essential.

Using pre-crumbled blue cheese, while convenient, may not be the best choice for homemade dressing. Pre-crumbled cheese often contains additives or anti-caking agents, affecting the texture and taste of the dressing. Additionally, the pre-crumbled versions might lack the freshness and depth of flavor found in a freshly crumbled block of blue cheese. Opting for a whole block of high-quality blue cheese allows you to control the size of the crumbles and ensures a more authentic and flavorful dressing.

The ingredients for Blue Cheese dressing sit on a marble counter. Lemon, garlic clove, crumbled Roquefort cheese, plain yogurt in a bowl, and a little olive oil in a small dish.

Roquefort Dressing Ingredients 

  • Roquefort cheese creates a bold flavor profile in this dressing. If you’re using another blue cheese, ensure it is high quality. 
  • Plain yogurt helps create a creamy and tangy base. The creaminess of the yogurt balances the intensity of the blue cheese, creating a velvety base for your dressing. If your yogurt is very thick, such as Greek yogurt, you’ll need to add a bit of water to thin the dressing. Buttermilk is another classic ingredient in blue cheese dressing and can be used instead of the yogurt in this recipe.
  • Fresh lemon juice adds a bright, zesty, fresh flavor. The citrusy zing not only adds brightness but also cuts through the richness. 
  • Garlic adds another layer of flavor but is optional for those who prefer it without. 
  • Olive oil not only enhances the texture but also imparts a subtle fruitiness that ties everything together.

A wedge salad topped with Roquefort Dressing, cucumber and radish slices, halved cherry tomatoes, and Roquefort blue cheese crumbles. A small jar of homemade Roquefort dressing in the background.

How to Use Roquefort Dressing 

Now that you’ve got this irresistible Roquefort Dressing ready, let’s discuss its versatile uses.

1. Classic Cobb Salad:

Pour this dressing generously over a bed of fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, and boiled eggs. Toss it all together for a classic Cobb. 

2. Wedge Salad Wonder:

A crisp iceberg lettuce wedge drizzled with Roquefort Dressing is a steakhouse classic you can make at home. 

3. Vegetable Dip:

Transform your vegetable platter into a party with this blue cheese dressing on the side. It’s an excellent dip for carrot sticks, celery, cherry tomatoes, and more. 

4. Blue Cheese Dip for Wings 

Chicken wings and blue cheese dip are a classic combination. We love this dressing with cauliflower wings. 

An overhead photo of a wedge salad on a white plate. A small jar of homemade Roquefort blue cheese dressing sits to the side.


 How should I store Roquefort dressing? 

Store your Roquefort dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This helps maintain its freshness and flavor. Shake or stir before using it again. 

How long does Roquefort dressing last? 

Roquefort dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Its flavors continue to develop, making it even more delicious over time.

Can I make a dairy-free version of this dressing?

 Absolutely! You can create a dairy-free version by using vegan blue cheese and yogurt. There are several vegan “bleu cheese” options, but the most readily available is from Follow Your Heart

Is Roquefort dressing gluten-free? 

Yes, Roquefort dressing is typically gluten-free. However, always check individual ingredient labels to ensure there are no hidden gluten-containing additives.

Yield: about 1 cup

Roquefort Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Roquefort dressing is a rich, creamy, and flavorful dip or dressing made with blue (bleu) cheese, yogurt, and lemon juice. This bleu cheese dressing is delicious on salads, baked potatoes, or used as a veggie dip.

A wedge salad with Roquefort dressing on a white plate. A small jar of homemade blue cheese dressing in the background.


  • 3 oz. (about 2/3 cup crumbled) roquefort cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Crumble the Roquefort (or other bleu cheese) into a small bowl or jar. A wedge of Roquefort cheese with crumbles falling off.
  2. Add the minced garlic, yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil and stir to combine. Blue cheese, yogurt, and garlic are stirred together in a glass jar with a silver spoon.
  3. Thin if needed with cold water. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Homemade Roquefort dressing in a glass jar being seasoned with salt and pepper.
  4. Store Roquefort dressing in a sealed jar in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will last up to 3-4 days refrigerated.


If your yogurt is thick, such as Greek yogurt, you'll need to thin the dressing with more water. Buttermilk can be used in place of the yogurt.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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