Sharp Cheddar & Branston Pickle Tea Sandwich

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One of the easiest tea sandwiches to make, this Sharp Cheddar & Branston Pickle is tangy and hearty. Branston Pickle is a British pickle relish made of a mix of vegetables. The vegetables are diced so it’s on the chunky side, hence the need to chop it up a bit to make it easy to spread.


Branston pickle
Sharp cheddar cheese slices (pre-sliced from the deli aisle)
Very thin white bread (Pepperidge Farm)

1. Finely chop the Branston pickle. (This can get a little messy.)
2. Spread pickle on two slices of bread. Place a slice of sharp cheddar cheese on one side.
3. Top with the other slice of bread. Cut crusts & slice into three equal pieces. Enjoy!

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  • I'm glad you created a recipe for this sandwich! Two questions: what brand of bread? What brand of cheese?

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi Georgia, I'm not sure what brand of cheese it was. Just picked up pre-sliced sharp cheddar from WholeFoods.The bread, is Pepperidge Farm Very Thin White Bread. My go-to bread for tea sandwiches.

  • My, how elegant! Hope you'll contribute this to the Shine Supper Club this month–we're all about sandwiches!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi Sarah, thanks for the tip, will check it out!

  • Adam Walker
    7 years ago

    Cheese and pickle sandwiches are common staple here in the UK. Ate them nearly every day in my childhood. You can buy fine cut Branston pickle or even smooth with no bits at all. I'd recommend any soft white bread with a good crust on it and any sharp cheddar, canadian works best IMHO!


  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi Adam, I had no idea they made variations on the Branston pickle! It's not sold in any of the shops that I went to, but good to know. Thanks for the tip on the cheddar!

    5 years ago

    Couldn’t you have just gotten Branston Red Top? It comes with finer chunks specifically for sandwich making…

    • Hi Notatwork, I didn’t know that option existed! It wasn’t available when I went to the shop. But good to know, thanks!

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