How to Create the Perfect Afternoon Tea Sandwich

How to Create the Perfect Afternoon Tea Sandwich
Afternoon Tea Cheese Sandwich

How to Create the Perfect Afternoon Tea Sandwich

How to create the perfect afternoon tea sandwich using The Cheshire Cheese Company's Reserva Cheddar cheese and Caramelised Onion Chutney.


  1. Prepare the bread: Spread a thin layer of soft Cheshire butter on one side of each bread slice. This will add a delicious richness and help hold the sandwich together.
  1. Add the cheese: Lay the grated Reserva Cheddar cheese on one buttered side of the bread. Ensure that the cheese covers the bread evenly to ensure each bite is packed with flavour.
  1. Add the Onion Chutney: Spoon two tablespoons of The Cheshire Cheese Company's Onion Chutney on top of one slice of the bread. The sweet and tangy flavours of the chutney will beautifully complement the rich and sharp taste of the cheese.
  1. Assemble the sandwich: Place the other slice of bread, buttered side down, on top of the onion chutney. Press gently to adhere the layers together.
  1. Trim the crusts: For a more refined presentation, you can choose to trim the crusts from the sandwich using a sharp knife. This step is optional and depends on your preference.
  1. Cut into finger sandwiches: Slice the sandwich into finger-sized portions. Traditionally, afternoon tea sandwiches are cut into small, rectangular shapes, making them easy to handle and enjoy during teatime.
  1. Serve and enjoy: Arrange the finger sandwiches neatly on a serving plate or tiered cake stand to complement your afternoon tea spread. Enjoy these delightful Cheshire Cheese Company Reserva Cheddar and Onion Chutney sandwiches with your favourite tea or beverage during Afternoon Tea Week or any special occasion.

These sandwiches offer a perfect balance of rich, sharp cheese and sweet onion chutney, creating a scrumptious treat for a classic afternoon tea experience!