Parma Ham & Godminster Cheddar Toastie Recipe | Godminster

Godminster Oak-Smoked Vintage Cheddar, Coppa de Parma and Slow Roast Tomato Toastie

With thanks to Ian Alexander at Cru Events

parma ham tomato and godminster cheese toastie

4 slices of Coppa de Parma

100g baby plum tomatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 cloves of garlic

150g Godminster Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar, grated

50g salted butter

1 tsp chopped thyme leaves

400ml full fat milk

5 tbsp plain flour

2 thick slices of white sourdough bread

2 small knobs of softened butter

2 egg yolks

4 good shakes of Worcestshire sauce

3 shakes of Tabasco sauce

Cracked black pepper

Maldon sea salt


  • To slow roast the tomatoes:

Place the tomatoes on a small oven tray and drizzle with olive oil and season, place in a preheated oven at 120c and slow roast for 10 minutes (or until they start to soften and blister)

  • Pour the milk into a small saucepan and warm on a low heat until steaming hot
  • Crush the garlic cloves and place in a small saucepan, add the butter and chopped thyme leaves, and allow to cook for 2 minutes of a very low heat until the butter starts to slightly brown
  • Remove the crushed garlic cloves and stir in the plain flour and then slowly add the hot milk whilst whisking all the time, until you have used all the milk and the sauce has thickened
  • Remove from the heat and add the cheese, egg yolks, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
  • Whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth, then set aside to cool slightly as you make the toastie
  • Take the sliced sourdough and butter both sides of each slice of the bread
  • Then build the sandwich, spreading the cheese rarebit sauce thickly on the bread and topping with coppa de parma, and slow roast tomatoes
  • Season the outside of the buttered bread and place in a saucepan on a medium heat and pan fry the sandwich until golden brown and crispy on both sides


** TIP, you can also sprinkle a little more grated Godminster on the outside of the toastie, so it pan fries the cheese on the outside of the bread too!

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