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I've seen things saying that blue cheese, which I think makes a salad worth eating, is not safe. Then I saw a resturant's gluten free menu with blue cheese on it. Help!

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Most, if not all blue cheeses these days are gluten free. They use synthetic "starter" instead of the once used, molded bread.

Even with an organic starter, the amount of gluten remaining would be infinitesimal, and not a concern for Celiacs.

"The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) has recently investigated a variety of blue cheese on the market and found that very few are made using bread mold, and when they are, the test results completed by Health Canada found no detectable levels of gluten in the final product. The new CCA Acceptability of Food and Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet pocket dictionary lists blue cheese as allowed on a gluten-free diet."

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Most, if not all blue cheeses these days are gluten free. They uses synthetic "starter" instead of the once used, molded bread.

Even with a organic starter, the amount of gluten remaining would be infinitesimal, and not a concern for Celiacs.

Yeah Lisa!!!! I'm going to have salad for lunch.

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I have found some brands I can not tolerate. I now stay with Maytag or Rosenberg. I can eat blue cheese on toast anytime of day. Especially good for Breakfast.

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I have found some brands I can not tolerate. I now stay with Maytag or Rosenberg. I can eat blue cheese on toast anytime of day. Especially good for Breakfast.

Yikes, that's bold! How do you prepare it? Do you just put the crumbles on the toast or what?

I love blue cheese dressing and consider it safe to eat, assuming wheat is not listed in the ingredients. But, I never thought of it as something outside of a salad. Interesting.

best regards, lm

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Yikes, that's bold! How do you prepare it? Do you just put the crumbles on the toast or what?

I love blue cheese dressing and consider it safe to eat, assuming wheat is not listed in the ingredients. But, I never thought of it as something outside of a salad. Interesting.

best regards, lm

lm,

I sprinkle it over a warn steak hot off the grill.....yummmm!

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Yep, toast the bread, butter it and then spread some blue cheese over the top. If I'm having crackers, I mix softened butter and blue cheese together for a spread.

I agree it is good on salads and meat.

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Who knew my simple question would turn into an ode to Blue cheese. I love it on crackers & steak!

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Who knew my simple question would turn into an ode to Blue cheese. I love it on crackers & steak!

:lol::lol:

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I adore blue cheese salad dressing, and the one I used to eat does not have wheat (only allergen is milk, and there are no other wheat-suspect ingredients). I gave it up because of the blue cheese/bread mold warning. I am so happy to see this. I am buying my dressing tomorrow.

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