Ilchester® Cheesy Truffle Soup

Ilchester® Cheesy Truffle Soup

Ilchester® Cheesy Truffle Soup

Serves 4

prep: 1 hour



  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 Large onion

  • 1 Cauliflower (can be substituted with 2 broccoli)

  • 250 ml Water

  • 750 ml Vegetable or chicken stock

  • 150g Ilchester Truffle Cheddar, grated

  • 100ml Double cream

  • 1 bag spinach, save a few leaves to serve (optional)

How to make

Heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the garlic and onion, roughly chopped. Soften for 3-4 mins.

Add the cauliflower again roughly chopped, and stock bringing to the boil. Reduce the heat and cover cooking for 15-20 mins and adding a little extra water from the 250 ml if needed. 2 minutes before the end add the spinach and recover to wilt.

Take off the heat and add 120g the grated truffle cheese, stir through, saving back 30g to sprinkle.

Blend with a stick blender until smooth.

Stir through the cream saving back a little, and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Share between 4 bowls and top with an extra swirl of cream, a few spinach leaves, and sprinkle of the remainder grated truffle Cheddar.


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Ilchester® Warm Salad

Ilchester® Warm Salad

Ilchester® Warm Salad

makes 2

prep: 20 mins



  • 200g Green Beans
  • Walnuts (handful)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 50g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 50g Cucumber
  • 1 Ilchester Cheese Snacking Pack (choose your selection from the net).

For the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Drizzle of Runny Honey
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


How to make

Cut the ends off the green beans and fry lightly in the olive oil until browning and soft.

Halve the cherry tomatoes and walnuts, cube the cucumber and slice your selection of mini cheeses into three pieces.

Mix together the dressing ingredients, add all salad ingredients together and toss to combine.



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Ilchester® Bloody Mary

Ilchester® Bloody Mary

Ilchester® Bloody Mary

makes 1

prep: 20 mins



  • Bamboo mini skewers
  • High Ball Glass
  • Big Red Tomato Juice
  • 1 Ilchester Cheese Snacking Pack
  • 1 pack Milano Salami
  • Pimento stuffed olives
  • Vodka [optional]


How to make

Unwrap the cheeses from the Ilchester snacking pack and slice each into three equal parts.

Slice each piece of salami into two.

Thread the cheese, salami folded into a rough ruffle shape, and olives onto the mini skewers.

Pour a generous glass of tomato juice on its own for a virgin cocktail or adding a measure of vodka for the classic cocktail.

Top with the skewer for the ultimate Bloody Mary.



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