Cheese Savoury Sandwich Filling


Preparation info
  • Makes enough filling for

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

A North Eastern classic sandwich filling from England and one that was made famous by Gregg’s the Bakers of Gosforth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Traditionally used to fill stotty cake sandwiches, this is a fabulous vegetarian spread for a lunchtime snack, and the school or office lunch box.


  • 250 g grated extra mature or vintage Cheddar cheese
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and


  1. Mix the grated cheese, carrot, red onion and spring onion in a bowl and then add salad cream spoon by spoon, until a spreadable and creamy consistency has been achieved.
  2. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and leave for at least 4 hours in the fridge before using. Keeps for up to 4 to 5 days in a covered container in the fridge.
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