In 1986, I visited Baltimore, Maryland and was taken to dinner at the best Italian restaurant that I had ever experienced. Part of the dinner was a salad with their “House” blue cheese vinaigrette. It was so fantastic that I bought a bottle to take home. After about a month, I had used up half the bottle, and realized that I was not going back to Baltimore. So I spent one whole Saturday tasting, testing, and recreating the dressing. By the end of the day, I had mastered the formula!