Cheddar Cheese and Chutney Toasted Doorstep Sandwich!

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

A real old fashioned British style "Doorstep" sandwich, jazzed up a wee bit by adding chutney with mayonnaise and then toasting it........just delicious! The only criteria for these toasted "sarnies" is that you use THICK slices of good quality white Farmhouse style bread; such as home-made or Artisanal crusty bread! And, a good quality Cheddar cheese - preferably mature with good mayonnaise and tangy chutney! Although I have given the method for grilling (broiling) these sarnies, they'll be fine if they're made in an electric sandwich or grilling machine, such as a George Foreman. There is no need to add the chutney separately then, just add it to the cheese and mayonnaise mixture. This is a recipe for one greedy person - please increase the quantities for more greedy people if necessary!!


  1. Preheat the grill. (Broiler).
  2. Mix together the grated cheese with the mayonnaise and mustard powder. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Spread the cheese mixture on one slice of bread - making sure it reaches right up to the edges. Put it under the grill for 2-3 minutes or until golden, melted and bubbling.
  4. Spread the chutney over the other slice of bread and place it on top of the toasted cheese - sandwiching the two pieces of bread together.
  5. Put the sandwich under the grill (broiler) and toast on BOTH sides.
  6. Remove carefully, cut in half and enjoy!
  7. NB: Mix the cheese mixture and chutney together if using an electric sandwich grill.
Most Helpful

What a great way to dress up grilled cheese. Made using home made tomato chutney, fat free cheddar cheese, and cut the mayonnaise in half. We liked this so well that the next night when Zaar/ was down we made it again. Thanks so much for the post.

Debbwl July 14, 2010

This is a really nice change from the ordinary. I used a mango chutney and old cheddar cheese. I found it was a little messy, but I didn't mind licking my fingers! :) I'm going to have to find some different chutneys to try with this. I also think I may decrease the mayonnaise, just a little.

J. Ko March 24, 2009

Lovely and without the leathery effect of grilled cheese on its own. And best of all it is so easy and quick using the crisper plate of my Whirlpool microwave. I can use an endless choice of possible chutneys - sundried tomato and olive is great.

emma #2 January 20, 2009