Grape salad with roasted apples and gorgonzola cheese

  • 10 Servings
  • 15mPrep Time
  • 20mCook Time
  • 35mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Salads and vegetables
  • Main Ingredient : gorgonzola cheese
  • Chef : Evandro Caregnato

Rich and blue-veined, with an inedible, rough pinkish-grey rind, Gorgonzola is a creamy, crumbly, tangy cheese from Italy. A mold, Penicillium glaucum, gives the cheese its distinctive flavor and appearance. On the spectrum of blue cheeses, Gorgonzola falls in between the mild Roquefort and the sharper Danish blue. The younger, fresher version, aged at least 50 days, is called Gorgonzola dolce; a firmer, more pungent, aged type, named Gorgozola piccante or naturale, is matured more than 80 days.


2 golden delicious apples, peeled and cored Sugar 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes 1-1/2 cups seedless green grapes 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut the apples into 1-inch cubes and dust with a little sugar.
  • Place the apples in a single layer in a greased pan.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool.
  • Combine 1-1/2 cups roasted apples with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix well and chill before serving.