Make the dressing with or without the cheese, but if you make it without, the cheese should be sprinkled over the salad.
To make without the cheese: Add all ingredients except for the cheese to a lidded jar or blender. Shake well or blend. Taste and adjust flavors.
To make dressing with cheese, a blender is highly recommended. Place all ingredients in blender and blend, pulsing several times. Taste and adjust flavors, then reblend. Transfer to a container with a lid; the dressing will separate and will need to be shaken back together.
Note: while this dressing is great just after it is made, it gets better and better after it sits for a bit. Try to make it 24 hours in advance, if possible.
Keywords: Cajun & Creole, Cheese, Lemon, romano, Salad, Salad Dressings, Vinegar