Blue Cheese with Toasted Walnut Spread (gf)

3-4″ wedge high-quality blue cheese (Gorgonzola, St Ermite, Stilton, Cambozola)
½ c walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
1-2 T mayonnaise
squeeze lemon juice
sea salt and fresh-cracked pepper

Let the cheese come to room temperature then mash in bowl. Fold in walnuts, mayonnaise and a squeeze of lemon juice to taste. Make it as smooth or chunky as you like. Check for seasoning, adding more lemon juice if desired. Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Serve with crostini or apple and pear slices.

Makes about 1 cup.