Ultimate Welsh rarebit

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Rarebit is a classic Welsh dish that’s incredibly versatile. It works as a side or a standalone meal and is perfect for brunch – especially if you’re not an egg person. It’s rich and creamy, and we incorporate beer to give that added umami.


1 loaf of crusty bread

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Cut the loaf of crusty bread into thick slices and arrange them on a baking sheet. Brush each slice with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add in the flour and stir constantly until a paste forms.

4. Slowly pour in the milk while continuously stirring to prevent any lumps from forming.

5. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

6. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 1-2 minutes, until it thickens.

7. Turn off the heat and add in the grated cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and well incorporated into the mixture.

8. Pour the cheese mixture over the bread slices, making sure to cover each one evenly.

9. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and the bread is crispy.

10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious Ultimate Welsh rarebit!

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