Cookbook:Ploughman's Lunch

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Ploughman's Lunch
Ploughman Lunch.jpg
Category Salad recipes
Servings 1 plate
Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Very Easy

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of the United Kingdom

The Ploughman's Lunch is traditional British pub fare, a hearty cold meal featuring bread, cheese and pickle. Its history is not actually that old, and doesn't really date back to actual ploughmen - see Wikipedia on Ploughman's lunch.

Arrange the following on a plate:

  • A big chunk of good English cheese (e.g. Cheshire, Stilton, Lancashire), or a selection of two or three types of cheese if available
  • A big doorstop of granary bread
  • Butter
  • Pickle (e.g. Branston pickle, or a good chunky local pickle)
  • Lettuce leaves

Optionally you could also add half an apple, maybe some pickled onions too. A cocktail Pork Pie or a slice from a full sized one is often served. Sausage rolls are too.