It’s another movie night and you’re looking for that perfect finger food snack. The idea of popcorn again is getting a little old. Well, forget the popcorn, and add a twist to the classic French fries this time with some cheesy goodness of Gorgonzola. Gorgonzola, the classic cheese of Milan, has been produced for centuries in Italy, typically aged for three to four months, the texture becoming firmer the longer it ripens. In fact, Gorgonzola is separated into two different varieties depending on its age, Gorgonzola Piccante and Gorgonzola Dolce, which is slightly sweeter in flavor.

 Having a greenish-blue appearance, it has quite an acquired taste but is a favorite of many. If you’ve never tried Gorgonzola before, this popular veined Italian blue cheese has a unique soft and crumbly texture. Made from unskimmed cow’s milk, it’s also often times quite salty if you’re a fan of savory goodies. The fact that Gorgonzola can be either buttery or firm, makes it a great topping option and essential ingredient in many recipes.

Gorgonzola lovers usually like their favorite cheese in traditional entrees, such as being melted over pasta or risotto in the final stages of cooking. Another popular way of eating Gorgonzola is to serve it alongside Polenta, a French cornmeal boiled, baked, or fried into a porridge.

 Well now besides these traditional favorites, you can enjoy another tasty alternative of combining it with French fries. The unique taste of this crumbly Italian blue cheese is sure to add a savory kick to the typical American snack. Throw in some sour cream, green onions, bacon, and Feta cheese, and you’ll deliciously see your French fries in a whole new light. Another fortunate fact is that this recipe’s also fast and easy deserves another round of applause. All you’ll need is an oven, 40 minutes of your time, and a bunch of hungry people. Seeing how irresistible these things are, the last part shouldn’t be too hard at all.

For some amazingly tasting French fries, Trader Joe’s trademark fries are a delicious option. If you’re in the mood for a more intense savory flavor, garlic-seasoned French fries are another must-try that are for sure to excite your palate. Another major tip to remember when cooking Gorgonzola, is that this Italian cheese is already naturally salty in flavor. So If you’re using the more pungent Gorgonzola, make sure to taste it before adding in salt, and be sure to go light on the seasoning if you like your fries lighter in taste. On the other hand, it’s not necessary to be as mindful of the salt if using the sweeter Gorgonzola Dolce. The choice is simply based on the taste of yourself and your hungry guests.

This Gorgonzola French fries recipe was a variation originally inspired by New York’s Fresco by Scotto’s Potato and Zucchini chips recipe, which consisted of crispy chips topped with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. To try this tasty Gorgonzola original, stop by Fresco by Scotto the next time you’re in New York City!

Gorgonzola French Fries: Adding a Scoop of Cheesy Goodness to your Favorite Snack
Serves 4
Adding a scoop of melted Gorgonzola, gives a whole new cheesy and savory twist to the classic French fries
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 16-18 oz. of packaged frozen French fries
  2. 1 Gorgonzola & Olive Cheese Ball Mix
  3. ½ cup of sour cream
  4. 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  5. 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  6. ¼ cup of Feta cheese crumbles
  1. First, bake the French fries, following the directions on the package
  2. Mix all the ingredients together then place into the refrigerator until it’s ready to use
  3. After the French fries are done baking, place them onto a serving platter, then top with dollops of the sour cream mixture, and sprinkle with bacon and Feta cheese
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