Sweet & Sour Grape Pickle

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Passion for Cheese

By Paul Gayler

Published 1997

  • About

A delicately flavoured pickle that makes an interesting accompaniment to cheese. Although this recipe uses white grapes, you could substitute red ones. Remember that good-quality vinegar is essential for making a good pickle.


  • 750 g (1 lb 10 oz, about 4 ½ cups


Wash the grapes well and then dry them. Put them in a large sterilized preserving jar with the sprigs of tarragon. Boil the vinegar and honey together for 2 minutes, then add the salt and pour the mixture over the grapes. Seal the jar immediately. For best results, store in a cool dark place for up to 1 month before opening.