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Dates + Blue Cheese = Yum!

Dates blue cheese served 2This is too simple and too good to be true!

My good friend Christine introduced me to these delicious hors d’ouevres. They are so simple to make, Chris has been known to prepare these tasty morsels in the passenger seat of the car while her husband drives. The sweet soft date and the piquant, buttery cheese complement each other well, so well it’s hard to stop at just one piece.

12 fresh dates

125g soft blue cheese such as Gorgonzola dolce.

Make a slit in the side of each date and remove the pip.

Poke a generous portion of blue cheese into the date.

Makes 12



About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

8 comments on “Dates + Blue Cheese = Yum!

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  2. Fae's Twist & Tango
    January 28, 2013

    I can see how sweet and salty/cheese combination can be a winner. Persians insert walnut and dip it in coconut fine grind to offer with tea. 😀 Fae.


  3. marymtf
    January 18, 2013

    Sandra, my boys are always accusing me of having kept them from discovering the fabulousness of blue vein cheese. Mouldy cheese,l I called it and put them off. Now they are adults and try to coax me into giving it a go, but I think that I am psychologically blocked. I can however earn myself some brownie points by passing this recipe on to my sons. 🙂 Or I might try making your recipe using a different cheese.


    • ladyredspecs
      January 18, 2013

      Be brave Mary, try some Blue Castello, it’s sweet, creamy with just a hint of piquancy, and perfect in the dates. Even my 5yr old grandaughter loves it. Believe me one taste and you’ll be hooked.😀


      • marymtf
        January 19, 2013

        I was about to respond that five year olds are game to try anything, but remembered just in time that it wasn’t true of my five year olds. I can’t promise when, but I will give the mouldy cheese a try. 🙂


  4. Cheap Luxury
    January 17, 2013

    Three words – yum, yum and yum! I am definitely going to try these!!


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This entry was posted on January 17, 2013 by in Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes and tagged , , , .
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