Gloucester Cheese and Ale

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Mme M

From The Dairy Bok of British Food. "Food and drink are combined for a filling snack that was originally served - with more ale to wash it down - after the meat or poultry course of the evening meal at posting houses and inns. Double Gloucester cheese has a stronger flavor than Single Gloucester which is also just as difficlut to track down in the shops". If you can't get Gloucester cheese, use a medium cheddar that is a bit crumbly.

Top Review by MarraMamba

This was terrific, i made it for one in a small baking dish, and used ciabatta i bread i grilled and flattened on the panini press. Found that Dubliner cheese had a nutty taste that went well with the brown ale and was just a bit crumbly. Easy and nice to have during the blahs you get to finish the beer :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Arrange the cheese slices in the bottom of a large ovenproof dish, and spread the mustard over the top of them.
  2. Pour in enough brown ale to just cover the cheese. Cover with foil, then bake at 375 Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has softened.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the bread. Pour the warm ale and cheese over the toast and serve immediately.

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