International Hamburger Day? Don’t mind if I do!
And while we are on the subject, Gorgonzola is a type of Blue Cheese that is made in Northern Italy. You know how Cognac is brandy that comes from a certain region of France and can only be called Cognac if it comes from that region? Same thing with Gorgonzola/Blue cheese!
- 4 burger patties
- 4 ounces Blue Cheese (recommended: Gorgonzola Dolce)
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 burger buns
- Lettuce and sliced tomatoes for serving
- If making on the stove, start by preheating a cast iron skillet until smoking. If grilling outside, prepare a charcoal grill.
- Butter the buns and grill, cut side down, for about 1 minute or until toasted. Reserve.
- Season the burger patties with salt and pepper.
- If using the cast iron, lightly grease with some olive oil. Cook the patties for about 4 minutes, flip and add ¼ of the blue cheese per burger. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 more minutes for medium-rare. Allow the burgers to rest for 5 minutes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of mayo to the buns. Place the burgers in each bun and finish with some lettuce and tomato.
- Serve hot!