Creamy Polenta with West West Blue Cheese

This super-simple but satisfying comfort food dish gets its rich flavor from the West West Blue Cheese made by Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn.

Feb 16 2015, 4:00pm

Servings: 4

Prep: 35 minutes

Total: 35 minutes


4 cups water

1 cup polenta

1 teaspoon table salt

3–4 oz. West West Blue cheese

fresh ground pepper, to taste

crunchy (coarse) salt, to taste


1. In a heavy-bottomed pot over high heat, bring water to a boil. Once water is boiling, stir in polenta and salt. Turn heat down as low as possible and let simmer, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom and edges of the pot. If polenta starts getting too thick, add a splash of water.

2. After half an hour (or longer if you want your polenta thicker), remove from heat. Serve warm, crumbled blue cheese on top of each serving and finishing with fresh ground pepper and a touch of crunchy salt.

From This Stinky, Tasty Cheese Is Ripening in Caves 30 Feet Below Brooklyn