I came across a blue cheese for the first time in Australia. It had a very strong smell like rotten food. And it contained blue mould. The taste was far too strong for me and I hated it! And now? It is one of my favourite cheeses. Since I discovered a soft gooey type of blue cheese, I have been a bit obsessed with it. The soft type and the hard type, both are good for this salad.
Celery 2 to 3 stalks with leaves
*Note: Paler coloured inner stalks are the best!
Toasted Walnuts 1/4 cup
Blue Cheese 30 to 40g
White Wine Vinegar 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
Sugar 1/4 teaspoon
Salt & Pepper
Place Blue Cheese, Vinegar, Sugar, Olive Oil in a large bowl, and mix to combined. Season with Salt and Pepper. To enjoy the flavour of blue cheese, simple seasoning is the best.
Pick the celery leaves, thinly slice the stalks diagonally, add them to the dressing and toss to coat. Add Walnuts and combine. Serve immediately.