Maytag Blue Cheese Dip

MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS

The most celebrated American blue cheese, and one of the best, Maytag Blue— made on a dairy farm in Newton, Iowa, and cave-aged for six months for a full, rich flavor—is available in quality cheese shops. Other blue cheeses may be substituted, but Maytag is worth looking for.

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1⁄4 cup sour cream
1⁄4 cup heavy cream
4 oz. Maytag Blue cheese
3 scallions, trimmed and chopped
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream together in a medium bowl. Crumble in blue cheese, add two-thirds of the chopped scallions, and stir until well mixed but still slightly chunky. Season to taste with pepper and garnish with remaining scallions.