Cheese and Marmite Spread

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes


    decent-sized jar

Appears in

Good Food For Bad Days

Good Food For Bad Days

By Jack Monroe

Published 2020

  • About

I keep a jar of this in my fridge door to dollop onto water crackers or fold through cold pasta for a quick, effortless snack, or to dip vegetables into when the mood takes me. It’s simple, satisfyingly creamy and salty, and very very moreish.


  • 100 g mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Marmite or similar yeast extract
  • 30 g hard strong cheese


Measure the mayonnaise into a small bowl, then spoon in the Marmite. Very finely grate the cheese into the bowl. Combine all three ingredients briskly and firmly with a sturdy fork; the Marmite will take some encouragement but persevere and it will come together just as you start to get exasperated with it.

Spoon it into a clean jar and screw the lid on tight. It will keep in the fridge for a week, but it rarely hangs around that long in my house.