Rarebit Toastie – Beer and Cheese Winner!

Cheese! Beer!

Ah – now we have your attention!! Combine two Yorkshire ‘greats’ to create this heart-stoppingly delicious toastie!

First, you’ll need to make the Yorkshire Rarebit! The below Rarebit recipe creates enough for 4 servings, perfect if you’d like to enjoy it melted on toast, in a bacon bap or on its own when you have the munchies!!

Yorkshire Rarebit Recipe:

  • 150ml of Black Sheep Ale
  • 50ml of whipping cream
  • 15ml of Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • Half a dessert spoon of Dijon mustard
  • 200g each of Yorkshire Cheddar, Yorkshire Red and Double Yorkshire cheese – grated


  1. Add the Black Sheep Ale, whipping cream, Yorkshire sauce, seasoning and mustard to a pan, whisk together and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer the ingredients and reduce by about a half, this will take about 10mins.
  3. Take off the heat.
  4. Mix the grated cheeses together in a bowl.
  5. Add the reduced cream and Black Sheep Ale liquid and mix thoroughly until you have a thick paste.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a parchment-lined container such as a loaf tin.
  7. Press down very firmly to ensure the mixture is tightly packed into the tin.
  8. Refrigerate for at least two hours until set firm.
  9. When the Yorkshire Rarebit mix is set, it will be firm enough for slicing into 0.5cm thick pieces.

To make a Toastie: Ingredients

  • 2 slices of thick bread
  • 1 tbsp Yorkshire Butter
  • 2 slices of Yorkshire Rarebit


1.    Preheat a frying pan over medium-high heat.

2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with 1 tsp Yorkshire Butter. Place one slice, butter-side down in the hot frying pan.

3. Top with Yorkshire rarebit and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the other slice of bread butter-side up on top of the sandwich. Cook until the sandwich is golden brown and the Yorkshire rarebit is melted, about 3 – 5 minutes per side.