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4 sandwich halves stacked on each other on wooden board with jar of pickle behind

Cheese and Pickle Sandwich

A Cheese and Pickle Sandwich is an absolute British classic. Here I'll give you some nifty tips and tricks to creating the most delicious cheese and pickle sarnie!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 2 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 421kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3


  • Knife & Chopping Board
  • Cheese Grater
  • Frying Pan & Spatula (optional if making toastie - see notes)



  • 4 medium slices of Soft White Bread
  • 1/2 cup / 50g Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated (or to preference)
  • 1/2 cup / 50g Red Leicester Cheese, grated (can sub more cheddar)
  • 2-4 tbsp Pickle, or to preference (I recommend Branston)
  • Butter, as needed
  • Mayo, as needed (or sub more butter)

Extra Goodies (optional)

  • slices of Fresh Deli Style Ham
  • Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, sliced
  • very thin slices of Red Onion
  • Rocket or Lettuce


  • Butter 2 slices of bread and spread a touch of mayo (or more butter) on the other two. Spread 1-2 tbsp of pickle on 2 slices, top with cheddar, sprinkle over Red Leicester (or more cheddar) then top with bread.
  • Give it a gentle (squish) to contain the filling, then slice diagonally and enjoy! See notes for toastie version.

Quick Demo


a) Cheese and Pickle Toastie - You can turn this sandwich into a cheese and pickle toastie, there's just a few steps/adjustments to add:
  • Use thick slices of bread sturdy bread (like Sourdough).
  • Butter the outside of the bread instead of the inside.
  • Fill sandwich by stacking cheese -> pickle -> cheese to prevent pickle from seeping into the bread.
  • Fry over medium heat in a large pan until both sides are golden and the centre is gooey.
b) Make ahead - you can definitely make this ahead of time, just ensure you butter both slices of bread to prevent the pickle from making it go soggy. Just tightly wrap in the fridge overnight.
c) Calories - based on using 3 tbsp pickle, 2 tsp butter and 2 tsp mayo in total for two sandwiches. Calories for one sandwich:

Your Private Notes:

Nutrition Facts
Cheese and Pickle Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 239
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.55g41%
Saturated Fat 13.369g84%
Trans Fat 0.686g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.629g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.546g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 792mg34%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 28.43g9%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 9.01g10%
Protein 17.4g35%
Vitamin A 918IU18%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 442mg44%
Iron 1.79mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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