Treat Yourself To A Ploughman's Lunch!

A friend gifted me a jar of Branston pickle when she returned from a recent trip to England, and I knew that I had to have a Ploughman's lunch.

This mainstay is a cold snack or meal commonly found in pubs in England. It's a hearty platter of pickle, crusty bread, cheese, sometimes meat, and ale.

Here's how you do it:

• A spoonful of Branston pickle - click link to buy online at amazon.com
• a few pieces of your choice of English cheeses; Cotswold, Huntsman, Stilton, Shropshire Blue, English Cheddar, etc.
• a hunk of crusty bread
&bull pickled onions
• a pint of good English ale
• (optional) cold cuts or pâté
• (optional) apples
• (optional) hard boiled eggs or pickled eggs

Related:
Recipe: Ploughman's Lunch
Recipe: Farmer's Lunch Sandwich

(Image: Kathryn Hill)

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