Maytag Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Are you looking for a rich and creamy dressing to take your salads to the next level? Try this easy Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing recipe! Made with tangy buttermilk and flavorful Maytag blue cheese, this homemade dressing is perfect for adding a savory and indulgent touch to any salad.

Whether you’re a fan of salads or simply love the taste of blue cheese, this chunky and creamy Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing is sure to become a favorite!

Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing and chopped tomatoes on iceberg lettuce wedges.

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Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing

Whether on a salad or served with buffalo wings, this garlicky homemade blue cheese dressing with buttermilk will please everyone. In fact, it’s hard to beat this salad dressing because it’s so creamy and rich with sour cream, buttermilk, and mayonnaise.

Blue cheese dressing is traditionally used on a classic wedge salad, a recipe for which is given below.

What Is Maytag Blue Cheese?

Maytag blue cheese is arguably the most celebrated American blue cheese. Maytag Blue comes from the Maytag dairy farm in Newton, Iowa, and is cave-aged for six months to produce its signature full, rich flavor.

It’s made from homogenized cow’s milk instead of traditional sheep’s milk. This results in Maytag Blue not being as strong tasting as some blue cheeses; it is mild, creamy, sweet, and absolutely delicious.

Why You Should Try This Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

This chunky blue cheese dressing with buttermilk is the best salad dressing ever! And when it comes to blue cheese, Maytag blue cheese is the best – it’s so creamy and delicious!

Once you try this homemade blue cheese dressing, you’ll never buy it in a bottle again! You will notice the very fresh taste because it does not contain the preservatives generally found in bottled dressing.

Ingredients for Maytag Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

This rich homemade Maytag blue cheese dressing recipe has a nicely balanced flavor and a deliciously creamy, chunky texture. Here is your shopping list:

  • Maytag blue cheese crumbles
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Buttermilk
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Dry mustard
  • Garlic
  • Onion salt
  • Black and white pepper

Ingredients for Wedge Salad

This Maytag blue cheese dressing recipe is perfect for a wedge salad. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Large tomato
  • Toasted slivered almonds
  • Maytag blue cheese crumbles

Salad Options: Add crispy bacon, chopped red onions, fresh herbs, toasted croutons.

Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing ingredients on a tray.

How to Make Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Here’s how to make the best chunky blue cheese dressing:

  1. Combine the spices, garlic, vinegar, Worcestershire, and Tabasco sauces.
A mixture of vinegar, spices, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and tabasco sauce in a bowl.
  1. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, and buttermilk.
Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing ingredients in a bowl.
  1. Stir until smooth and well combined.
Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing in a mixing bowl.
  1. Fold in the blue cheese crumbles.
  2. Cover or place in an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.

How to Make a Wedge Salad

A wedge salad pairs perfectly with this buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Here are the simple steps for making this salad:

  1. Cut iceberg lettuce into wedges.
  2. Drizzle the dressing over the iceberg wedge.
  3. Garnish with tomatoes, toasted almonds, and blue cheese crumbles.
Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing on two wedges of iceberg lettuce.

Best Way to Clean the Lettuce

Before you cut your lettuce, take out the small hard piece of stem and run some water through that end of the lettuce. Then turn the lettuce right side up and let it drain. Best to clean with enough time before making your salad to ensure that your lettuce isn’t wet.

How to Cut a Lettuce When Making a Wedge Salad

To prevent browning, cut just before planning to make your wedge salad.

  1. Remove any outer leaves that don’t look appealing.
  2. Slice the head of lettuce into two halves.
  3. Cut each half into two more halves to make wedges. Note that if you have an extra large head of lettuce, you may have to cut it into thirds.

Other Ways to Use Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing

Maytag blue cheese salad dressing can be used in a variety of ways, so it’s a good idea to keep a jar of it in your fridge. Here are some ideas:

  • Place it at the center of your raw vegetable charcuterie board as the most wonderful dip.
  • It’s especially delicious with cooked vegetables and can transform them into things that even kids will like to eat – kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli.
  • It also works well with salads where you add fruit, such as grapes, apples, or pears.
  • Swap out the traditional dressing on coleslaw and use this blue cheese dressing instead.
  • It’s terrific over baked potatoes.
  • Spread some as a condiment on sandwiches or burgers.
  • This blue cheese dressing is the perfect condiment for spicy chicken wings.

How to Store Blue Cheese Dressing

This easy homemade blue cheese dressing with buttermilk will last for about a week when stored in the fridge.

Freezing blue cheese dressing is not recommended because the ingredients will separate when thawed. Even though you can extend its shelf life by freezing, the texture, once thawed, will probably be too unappetizing and unappealing to eat.

Overhead view of wedge salads with Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing.

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Michael Bartulis of Simon and Seafort’s Restaurant generously donated this recipe.

Maytag buttermilk blue cheese dressing and chopped tomatoes on iceberg lettuce wedges.

Maytag Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Little can beat rich and creamy blue cheese dressing with buttermilk and Maytag blue cheese.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blue Cheese, Blue Cheese Salad Dressing, Salad Dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 71kcal


  • 1 1/3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 ounces buttermilk
  • 3 ounces Maytag blue cheese crumbled


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce.
  • Add the garlic, mustard powder, black pepper, white pepper, and onion salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the sour cream and mayonnaise and mix well.
  • Thin the dressing with buttermilk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Add Maytag blue cheese and chill the dressing overnight in the refrigerator.


You can also serve this dressing on romaine greens, garnished with toasted slivered almonds and additional crumbled Maytag blue cheese.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.04mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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