Blue cheese, otherwise known as bleu cheese, is pretty much the moldy cheese game-changer. No matter how you spell it, it’s arguably the cheese that put moldy on the mainstream map. Before its rich, pungent, blue-green-grey marbling stepped into the picture, “moldy” was nothing but a death sentence for old fruit and leftovers past their lifespan.
On top of a hot and beefy burger, blue cheese has the chance to truly express itself in the most delicious of ways. Attention burger lovers: If you’re in Seattle and looking for something to sink your teeth into, hit up the following spots.
Blue Moon Burgers | Multiple locations
All four locations of this Seattle-born and bred gourmet burger stop offer a little something for blue cheese aficionados: The Blue Shroom. Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef is topped with grilled portabella mushrooms, cherry wood-smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, sweet red onions, pickles and Blue Moon’s special sauce -- all between a brioche bun. Feeling creative? Opt to build your own burger and add blue cheese crumbles or blue cheese dressing. Choose from 4 bun types, 5 cheeses, more than 10 sauces, and ample add-on toppings… from the classic (bacon, fried egg, and more) to the wacky (peanut butter).
Teddy's Bigger Burgers | Multiple locations
Charbroiled 100% ground chuck meets bacon and blue cheese in the Bleu Wave from Teddy’s. The Hawaiian franchise grills up this specialty burger as part of its charbroiled burger menu at all three Seattle area locations in Greenlake, Bothell, and Woodinville. Alternatively, add blue cheese to any “big, bigger, or biggest” burger option for $1.49.
The Gerald | 5210 Ballard Ave NW | 206-432-9280
The Gerald serves Ballard breakfast crowds the Bacon-Blue egg sandwich, two English muffins layered with fried egg, applewood-smoked bacon, arugula, and blue cheese. Wash it down with crispy salt-baked potatoes and reach brunch utopia. Why not come back later for the fried chicken sammy? Add some variety to your beef patty rotation and nibble on fried chicken, bleu cheese sauce, arugula, fresh tomato, and pickled onion atop a Grand Central Bakery brioche bun.
Uneeda Burger | 4302 Fremont Ave N | 206-547-2600
The grillmasters at Uneeda Burger have also mastered the art of blue cheese with their #2 special. Caramelized onions, watercress, and cheesy crumbles are the perfect complements to an all-natural Painted Hills beef patty. Just like all of Uneeda’s signature burgers, this one you’re gonna need to try.
Von's 1000SPIRITS | 1225 1st Ave | 347-555-1234
This from-scratch joint neighboring the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market is a must-try for lovers of juicy, sky-high burgers. All of Von’s “Hamburgs” feature fresh-chopped beef plus tantalizing goodies packed in between a housemade sourdough bun. To simultaneously crush your burger craving and get your blue cheese fix, go for the Buttermilk Creamery Blue Hamburg, which melds melty bits of the stuff with shaved bermuda onion, fresh lettuce and beefsteak tomato, all atop a premium patty and toasty bun smothered in mayonnaise. Available at lunch, dinner, and happy hour.