Cookbook:Ploughman's Lunch

Ploughman's Lunch
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Category Salad recipes
Servings 1 plate
Time 5 minutes

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.


  • 1 big chunk of good English cheese (e.g. Cheshire, Stilton, Lancashire), or a selection of two or three types of cheese if available
  • 1 big doorstop of granary bread
  • Butter
  • Pickle (e.g. Branston pickle, or a good chunky local pickle)
  • Lettuce leaves
  • ½ apple (optional)
  • Pickled onions (optional)
  • Cocktail pork pie (optional)
  • Sausage rolls (optional)


  1. Arrange all ingredients on a plate.