If you’re looking for a new way to make your grilling experience even more delectable, try this savory blue cheese butter recipe. This delicious compound butter will add gourmet flavor to anything you make. You can melt it over grilled steak or chicken, and it will give any meat dish an extra burst of flavor that you won’t find in standard butter.
Why You Will Love This Blue Cheese Butter
- Transforms a meal from simple to gourmet.
- Only five ingredients.
- Fast to prepare.
- Great for entertaining
The best part about making compound butter is the simplicity of the recipe. It usually requires only two ingredients, but the flavor combinations are endless. Our blue cheese butter has a few extra ingredients for a little more kick.
Here is What You Need
- Butter. You can use salted or unsalted butter but make sure you let it sit out and get soft.
- Blue cheese. The type of blue cheese you use will dictate the flavor and texture. I personally like to use a creamy blue cheese like Stilton or Chiribogu Blue but any style of blue cheese will taste great in this compound butter.
- Chives. Chives add a mild hint of onion flavor that goes well with the blue cheese without overpowering the flavor. You can omit them or substitute them with another herb if you like.
- Salt. Depending on how much salt that may already be in your butter and blue cheese, you may not need any additional salt.
- Pepper. Freshly cracked black pepper adds a finishing touch to the blue cheese.
How To Make It
Here is a quick overview of the recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card to see the complete instructions and measurements.
- Combine all the ingredients in a dish and mix together. Taste and season with salt if needed.
- Place the compound butter on a sheet of wax paper and roll it into a log.
- Chill in the fridge until firm.
- Cut thin slices of the butter and let it melt over grilled steak, air fryer chicken, or anything your heart desires.
Tips and Tricks for Great Compound Butter
- Any brand of butter will work for this recipe, but if you want to get fancy, then select European butter. European butter is higher in butterfat, richer, creamier, and more decadent.
- The star of this recipe is the blue cheese. The list of blue cheeses is long and they range in flavor from mild to overpoweringly strong. The texture also ranges from dry and crumbly to meltingly smooth and creamy.
- Choose the variety of cheese that you like the best. Roquefurt and Stilton have a fairly strong, pungent flavor while Danish Blue and Gorgonzola are fairly mild in comparison.
- Let the butter and blue cheese sit at room temperature to get soft so it is easy to blend.
- Don’t add salt until you taste the compound butter. Spread a bit of the blue cheese butter on a cracker and give it a taste-test then add salt if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you wrap the butter tightly to keep the air out, you can store it in the fridge for up to a month.
You can freeze compound butter (including this blue cheese compound butter) for up to 6 months. Make sure it stays in an air-tight wrapper.
It gets its name from the French term beurre composé, which is composed butter. It is a butter with one or more ingredients added for flavor.
Also, the term compound literally describes something that is made up of two or more parts.
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- 8 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- salt to taste
- Combine the butter, cheese, chives, and pepper. Mash the mixture together with a fork. Add salt to taste.
- Transfer the butter mixture to a 10 to 12-inch long sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper.
- Roll the butter into a log and twist the ends of the wrapper. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, or until firm.
- When the compound butter is firm, slice it into disks and serve on top of hot steak, chicken, or lamb. Get creative. You can put it on almost anything!
- You can use salted or unsalted butter to make this compound butter. If you use salted butter, you may not need to add any additional salt.
- You can store the compound butter in the fridge for 1 month or in the freezer for 6 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.