We love this pungent cheese.

May 11, 2016

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

1. Grilled Summer Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans

For grilled squash with a uniformly crisp texture, cut squash lengthwise into quarters and then remove the seedy interior. This gorgeous summer squash salad is tossed with a bright, lemony dressing.

 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

 © 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

 © 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

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

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

6. 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

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.