Our Story

How one dressing led to endless inspiration.

Way back when—almost 60 years ago—there was a quaint café tucked in a corner of Seattle. The café was called Marie’s—named after its owner, Marie Nordquist. One day her chef, Harold Smith, pulled Marie aside to try a spoonful of a new blue cheese dressing he’d crafted. Marie approved and soon customers were lining up for crisp salads crowned with the creamy concoction. The dressing soon became so popular that Marie’s café started bottling it for local retail sale.


Now Marie’s Dressings are enjoyed in every corner of America. Our Chunky Blue Cheese is still our claim to fame, although we’re always adding to our repertoire with new temptations like our latest: Garlic Parmesan Italian Vinaigrette and Roasted Tomato with Parmesan & Basil Vinaigrette. At last count, we had 38 different flavors to drizzle on your salads, to spoon into your favorite recipes or to try as tasty marinades for grilling.


Just like in those early days, we’re dedicated to making our dressings with real, premium ingredients—including non-GMO oil—and no artificial preservatives. That’s why you’ll only find Marie’s Dressings in the refrigerated produce section of your local grocer.


Marie’s packaging is BPA-free, 100% recyclable plastic. It’s shatterproof, lighter and easier to grip than glass packaging—features our customers asked for—making it even easier to enjoy Marie’s freshness that inspires!


Check out our Recipes section and get ready to toss, splash, marinate and create! In the meantime, we’ll be in our kitchen crafting even more delicious dressing flavors, so that you’ll always find new ways to enjoy Marie’s.