Cheese on Toast - Cheap and Cheerful British Toasted Cheese
6 mins (prep 2, cooking 4)
6 ingredients
4 servings
Call it what you will, traditional British cheese on toast is a national institution, an iconic snack enjoyed by all, regardless of class or background! What can be simpler and tastier, hunks of homemade or crusty farmhouse style bread topped with mature Cheddar cheese, a smidge of mustard and Worcestershire sauce for those who desire an extra kick! This is NOT really a recipe; it is a basic method for making a super tasty and nutritious fast food dish. There is even a Cheese on Toast Day celebrated in the UK - mark your calendars now, the last Thursday in April has been set aside for this comforting supper treat. I lived on cheese on toast whilst I was a student, as I am sure most students do nowadays! You can use other British cheeses, but I find the best cheese without a doubt, is a good mature farmhouse cheddar. Make sure your bread is thickly sliced and you have your plates ready and waiting to receive the molten cheesy snack - pull up a chair by the fireside in the winter and enjoy your 5-minute culinary efforts! (This is an all year around snack I hasten to add.) An interesting historical note; toasted cheese was served as the final course to male diners during Edwardian times, in Gentleman's Clubs........the cheese was melted and served in a pot with the toast set around the edges - a sort of Gentleman's Club fondue!

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Serving Size (57.2 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 228.5 Calories from Fat 169.11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.79g 115.63%
Saturated Fat 11.96g 239.18%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 59.53mg 79.38%
Sodium 352.11mg 58.68%
Total Carbohydrate 0.73g 0.97%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.29 g %
Protein 14.12g 112.95%
Vitamin A 568.13IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 408.81mg% Iron 0.39mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
english mustard, salt and pepper