7 Reasons Why Blue Cheese Is the Best Cheese for Grilling

By F&W Editors Posted May 11, 2016

We love this pungent cheese.

Savory blue cheese is amazing for upgrading everything from burgers to grilled potato salad.

1. Grilled Summer Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans

Food & Wine: Grilled Summer Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans

© Eva Kolenko

Sweet grilled summer squash and tangy blue cheese tossed with a bright, lemony dressing make the ultimate summer salad.

2. Blue Cheese Burgers

Food & Wine: Classic Blue Cheese Burgers

© David Malosh

Crumbled Roquefort cheese is a simple, outstanding topping for star chef April Broomfield's juicy burgers.

3. Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies

Food & Wine: Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies

© John Kernick

Star chef Stephanie Izard likes using funky Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese for her awesome cookout dish.

4. Grilled Potato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

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Chef Jeri Ryan's favorite sandwich stuffing is a mix of crumbly cheese, crispy bacon and charred red onions. She likes the savory combination so much she's turned it into a salad with tender new potatoes. It's incredibly good as a side with grilled beef tenderloin or steak.

5. Chicken Quesadillas with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions

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Savory blue cheese balances sweet caramelized onions for these fats grilled chicken quesadillas.

6. Grilled Skirt Steak with Shishitos and Charred Lemon

Food & Wine: Grilled Skirt Steak with Shishitos and Charred Lemon

© Con Poulos

The tender beef, spicy shishito peppers, pungent blue cheese and smoky lemon-dressed salad are incredible together. Chef Dave Beran tailor-made the dish to go with peppery Malbec from Argentina.

7. The Haven Burger

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Chef Greg Daniels tops his burger with a satisfying mix of creamy, salty blue cheese, tangy pickled onions, sweet roasted red pepper slices and crisp arugula.

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