Alexandrina Welsh Rarebit

Alexandrina Winter Recipes Series

A Rarebit is a traditional Welsh dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices of toasted bread.

Oozy and cheesy – this dish is for all those cheese on toast addicts!



makes 4-6 serves


350 g Alexandrina Gourmet Shred, pre grated mix of four cheeses

150 ml Alexandrina Full Cream Pure Jersey Milk

4 tablespoons of plain flour

4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon of English mustard powder

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1 egg yolk

 *you may use a small amount of beer or cider to lengthen this mixture

*you will need to source 4-6 slices of bread for this dish to make the toast, make sure the loaf is quite large to use all of the mixture, we love Basket Range Baker sour dough. 

Click for the link --> Basket Range Baker



put the gourmet shred into a pan and add the milk, start using a spoon to gently mix these together

slowly melt them together over a low heat (do not allow the mix to boil as this will separate the cheese)

when the mixture is smooth and just begins to bubble, add the flour, breadcrumbs and mustard and cook for a few minutes, continue stirring, over a low heat until the mixture begins to form a ball shape.

add the Worchershire sauce, salt and pepper and leave to cool.

when cold, place mixture into a food processor, turn on motor and slowly add the egg and egg yolk.

*if you don’t have a mixer, just mix vigorously with a wooden spoon

after it has rested in the fridge, you will find the rarebit is very easy to handle.

use it to make cheese on toast


Patryk in 2020, eating lunch of Welsh Rarebit made by his Mum Rebekah. 

Calcium Hero of the Dish: Alexandrina Gourmet Shred

Alexandrina’s Gourmet Shred is blended by our cheesemaker, it consists of four shredded cheeses including Edam, Gouda, Cheddar and Romano. Gourmet Shred has a tangy and medium bodied profile, but also a mellow sweetness. Gourmet Shred is conveniently used for melting, mixing or grilling, but can be used as a topping. When heated it has an elastic and stretchy texture, it has strong savoury flavour, and gives a beautiful aroma to your meal. 

33.8 % minimum fat | available in 500g & 1kg bags

Looking for the Alexandrina Range? | Alexandrina Cheese work with an incredible network of retailers and one or two key partners across the country. This list is just the beginning of where you can find Alexandrina Cheese products near you.  We recommend giving retailers a call to check for which Alexandrina Cheese products they have in stock. Here is the link ---> Stockists

Looking for Bread? We have become accustomed to finding a load of Basket Range Baker sour dough bread in our shopping haul from Adelaide Farmers Market. Basket range baker is a local artisan sourdough bakery focused on deliving speciality breads throughout the Adelaide Hills. Click for the link --> Basket Range Baker

Plating up | Place your Rarebit on a wooden board, a side of chutney, and some chopped heirloom apples.

Top Tip | Use as a topping for baked fish, grill until bubbling.

Find more Alexandrina Recipes here |  Alexandrina Curd’s & Whey blog 

We are preparing ourselves for our first ever

Cook - Along - Together Challenge this Winter

with Alexandrina Cheese Company

You are welcome to tune in to our LIVESTREAM on Wednesday to hear about how this #challenge is going to work (after our short winter break).  

Our third recipe of the series is this delicious Alexandrina Welsh Rarebit.

We are keen for you to post your cooking photographs either on facebook or instagram, using our new hashtags.

#cookalongtogether #alexandrinacheese

Each week the second hashtag will change, stay tuned!


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First published sometime during the early 2000’s – Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes at the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmers market.

This blog is not sponsored, we exclusively partner with Alexandrina Cheese Company Pty Ltd.  

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