Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Real Welsh rarebit has a real bite to it, which means you need a strong cheddar, sharp cheddar or mature cheddar. You can serve it by itself on white toast or add toppings to it. My personal favourite is poached egg or fresh ripe summer tomato slices. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven grill.
  2. Combine cheese, ale, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper in a pot over very low heat or in a double boiler.
  3. Melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth and well mixed.
  4. Spread mixture on bread, and heat under the grill for about 1 minute and serve, or spread on toasted bread and eat immediately.