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Blue Cheese Arguement

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I've always been told that Blue Cheese is not gluten free, it's made out of molded bread I believe....but more and more I see restaurants say that their Blue Cheese dressing is gluten-free.

Can someone help clarify this for me? Are there some blue cheeses that are gluten-free?

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A while ago, blue cheese was "started" with molded bread. In current times, this process is costly and most producers use a synthetic started that is not gluten related. Some very high end cheeses may still be "cured with bread cultures and it will reflect in the cost.

If you do a search for "blue cheese - gluten free" you may come up with some specific brands that are considered gluten free. Generally, if I don't see wheat listed on an ingredient, I endulge. ;)

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As Lisa said, many blue cheeses are now started on an artificial culture. In addition, there's doubt about whether any of the gluten even transfers when the cheese is started from bread. AND, even if any does transfer, the amount of bread used to start with is so miniscule that the "gluten" would be unmeasurable.

I've never gotten sick (that I know of) from blue cheese and I eat it fairly regularly. I usually make my own dressing because it's much better than most commercial brands. In the past I know that Maytag, Treasure Cave and Boar's Head have said their blue cheese is gluten-free (that's just off the top of my head). And, as you mentioned, a number of dressing makers say theirs are.

richard

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Thanks...I'm not much of a fan of blue cheese but do occassionaly like it in some dishes. But I remember reading somewhere once upon a time that it was not gluten-free. At least I don't have to worry so much about it anymore.

Thanks for the clarification

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We avoided it for a long time, too, until we did some reading up that much of today's bleu cheese is started synthetically. We buy store-brand (Kroger) blue cheese crumbles regularly with no problems.

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I love blue cheese spelled anyway you'd like. Love it on toast for breakfast, in my salad for lunch and over a steak for dinner. I stick with either Maytag or Rosenborg's. I have had reations with other brands.

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My son is 7 years old and has celiac.He eats Ians chicken nuggetts ALOT-he also loves Kens Steakhouse Blue Cheese-and it is gluten free. He just got his blood tested for the wheat enzymes- 3.4 ! So if Kens has gluten-his numbers would be really high. He has no problem at all with that particular blue cheese. Yum:)

Rickys mom-Tammy

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