Blue Cheese Fritters: the simple recipe for a delicious appetizer

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
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blue cheese like gorgonzola
200 g
100 g (0.8 cup)
Dry yeast
7 g
warm milk, for yeast
50 ml
200 ml (1 1/2 tbsp)
Frying oil
500 ml

This easy blue cheese fritter recipe is delicious when served as a snack or appetizer. Thanks to the blue cheese – we used Gorgonzola – they’re packed with flavor. Crunchy on the outside, with a soft tender crumb on the inside…just as a fritter should be!

It’s quick to prepare. And you only need a few ingredients: flour, yeast, milk, blue cheese, and frying oil. Simply whisk together the fritter batter, drop the lumps of dough in hot oil, and fry. Great for unexpected guests – although we reckon, you’d want the whole batch just for yourself! Easy to make and so tasty, you won't be able to stop at one!


What Are Blue Cheese Fritters? 

Blue Cheese fritters are fritters made with Gorgonzola, an Italian veined blue cheese made from cow’s milk. The cheese is quite salty which works perfectly with these fritters.

How To Make Blue Cheese Fritters

These blue cheese fritters couldn’t be easier. Simply mix together the fritter ingredients, and drop small balls of dough into the hot oil. Fry until golden and enjoy!



Any blue cheese will work in this recipe: stilton, Roquefort, cambozola, Cashel Blue, or danish blue cheese.

To make perfect, equally-sized scoops of blue cheese fritters, you can use a small ice cream scoop.

You can add other cheeses for extra flavor (parmesan, feta, or cheddar will all work). Just note that parmesan and feta will make it quite salty.

To make these Blue Cheese Fritters gluten-free, you can use almond flour or any gluten-free flour blend.

If you prefer small bits of blue cheese, you can cut the blue cheese into small pieces instead of mashing it.

How To Serve Blue Cheese Fritters

Serve the Blue Cheese Fritters on their own (as an appetizer), you can also make them as a side with a main.

Serve them with your favorite sauce: sweet chili sauce, ranch dressing, Greek yogurt, or garlic aioli.

How To Store Blue Cheese Fritters

The blue cheese fritters can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.

You can make the Blue cheese fritters ahead and store them in the freezer. Simply heat them in the oven when you’re ready to eat them.


Place the blue cheese in a small bowl and use a fork to mash it until smooth. Meanwhile, let the yeast dissolve in a small bowl with 50 ml of warm milk.

Add the flour and yeast, mix everything.

Add more milk and mix until sticky.

Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until ready to fry.

Place the pan with a bit of oil over medium heat. Shape the fritters with a teaspoon and carefully drop them into the hot oil. Fry until they’re golden.

Serve and enjoy!


Make sure to use an oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures. These include canola, peanut, sunflower, corn oil, and more. If you want to reuse the oil, allow it to cool, and strain it. You can use it a few times to make more batches of blue cheese fritters.

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