Cheese and pickle sandwich

Cheese and pickle sandwich
Alternative names Cheese and chutney sandwich
Place of origin United Kingdom
Main ingredients Bread, cheese (typically Cheddar), pickle
Cookbook: Cheese and pickle sandwich  Media: Cheese and pickle sandwich

A cheese and pickle sandwich (sometimes known as a cheese and chutney sandwich or a ploughman's sandwich from its resemblance to a ploughman's lunch) is a British sandwich. As its name suggests, it consists of slices of cheese (typically Cheddar) and pickle (a sweet, vinegary chutney, the most popular brand being Branston), sandwiched between two slices of bread. The inside slices of the bread may be spread with butter or margarine, and the sandwich may include salad items such as lettuce and rocket.

Sean Poulter of the Daily Mail described the sandwich as "quintessentially British".[1] A recent informal poll by the supermarket chain ALDI saw it voted as Britain's favourite sandwich.[2] Sean Poulter of the Daily Mail described Branston pickle as a "key ingredient" of the sandwich.[1] Celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Anthony Worrall Thompson and the Hairy Bikers have produced their own recipes for the sandwich.[3] Oliver attributes the sandwich's popularity to the way in which "the crunch of the pickle perfectly compliments the smooth softness of the cheese, and the vinegariness of the pickle balances the richness of the cheese."[3]

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  1. 1 2 Poulter, Sean (31 October 2012). "NOW BRANSTON FALLS INTO FOREIGN HANDS". Daily Mail.
  2. "Cheese and pickle is Britain's No1 sandwich". Daily Mirror. 11 May 2009.
  3. 1 2 Cheese and pickle sandwich | Jamie Oliver Recipes
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