1 large head napa cabbage
1/2 cup whole buttermilk (I used Cruze Farm buttermilk)
2 oz Sequatchie Cove Shakerag Blue Cheese
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 pound high quality bacon (I used Main St. Meats Belly Bacon)
Fresh ground pepper
Serves 4 as a side, 2 as a meal.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the bacon on a sheet pan and cook for 12-18 minutes or until crisp. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain. Crumble or chop bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside.
Raise oven temp to 450 degrees.
Cut cabbage in quarters and rinse well under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels or a clean dish towel. Place the cabbage on a sheet tray and drizzle with olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and the outer leaves are slightly charred.
While the cabbage is roasting, make the blue cheese dressing. Place the buttermilk, blue cheese, vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a blender. Pulse a few times until the mixture is largely smooth and only a few pieces of blue cheese remain visible.
Remove the cabbage from the oven, drizzle with the blue cheese dressing and top with the crumbled bacon. Serve warm.