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Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing (Serves 6 to 8)

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½ pound Roquefort cheese, divided
1 cup good mayonnaise
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons tarragon wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 heads green lettuce, washed and spun dry
3 pounds heirloom tomatoes, mixed colors and sizes, sliced

For the dressing, crumble half the Roquefort cheese, the mayonnaise, heavy cream, vinegar, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until combined but still chunky.

Arrange the lettuce leaves on a plater and place the tomatoes on top. Pour the dressing over the tomatoes. Crumble the remaining Roquefort and sprinkle it over lettuce and tomatoes.