Blue Cheese Butter

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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.

But don’t stop with grilled steak. You can spread this on toast, melt it over baked potatoes, drizzle it on your air fryer asparagus, or stuff it in breakfast pockets. The list is endless.

A log of blue cheese butter sliced into rounds for steak.

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.
Ingredients used to make blue cheese butter.

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.

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a dish and mix together. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  2. Place the compound butter on a sheet of wax paper and roll it into a log.
  3. Chill in the fridge until firm.
  4. Cut thin slices of the butter and let it melt over grilled steak, air fryer chicken, or anything your heart desires.
Compound butter wrapped in wax paper.

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.
Blue cheese butter melting on a steak.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can you store blue cheese butter?

If you wrap the butter tightly to keep the air out, you can store it in the fridge for up to a month.

Can you freeze compound butter?

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.

Why is it called compound butter?

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.

Grilled chuck roast with blue cheese butter melting on top.

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A log of blue cheese butter sliced into rounds for steak.

Blue Cheese Butter

Yield: 10 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Blue cheese butter is a great way to make your meal taste even better. It adds another level of flavor and richness, but it also provides an element of tanginess from the blue cheese. Step up your game and impress your guests by topping off their grilled steak with some melted blue cheese butter, or add it to some grilled vegetables to give it a boost of flavor! This butter will be sure to take your meal to the next level!


  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Combine the butter, cheese, chives, and pepper. Mash the mixture together with a fork. Add salt to taste. 
  2. Transfer the butter mixture to a 10 to 12-inch long sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.

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About Joshua Boquist

Josh is an outdoor enthusiast and food fanatic. A License To Grill is his passion project where the outdoors intersects food - grilling, smoking, and all things tasty!

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