Which cheese is best for a ploughmans??

Dave7

Legendary Member
Location
Cheshire
And what else do you put on your pliughman's plate.

A very subjective question as its opinion based.
I am doing one on Sunday and thinking different cheeses but DO NOT want the cheese to take over.
In the 70s we would regularly have one at the pub and it would be.......
Cheshire
Cheddar
Pickled onions
Chutney
Plus fresh bread and butter.
Just thinking of varying it.
 

figbat

Slippery scientist
Cheddar for the cheese. Bit of pork pie is also good. An apple too.

A ploughman’s is simple by its origin, no need to over-complicate it.
 

Electric_Andy

Heavy Metal Fan
Location
Plymouth
I've had a few in restaurants, usually cheddar cheese. I've had things like sour dough, pate, onion relish or chutney, I even had a black pudding scotch egg with one. All very nice, depends on how authentic you want to go
 

guitarpete247

Just about surviving
Location
Leicestershire
Copied from Wikipedia.
Pierce the Ploughman's Crede (c. 1394) mentions the traditional ploughman's meal of bread, cheese, and beer. Bread and cheese formed the basis of the diet of English rural labourers for centuries: skimmed-milk cheese, supplemented with a little lard and butter, was their main source of fats and protein.[3] In the absence of access to expensive seasonings, onions were the "favoured condiment",[4] as well as providing a valuable source of vitamin C
May give you an idea to be traditional.
 

Dolorous Edd

Senior Member
i dont mind a bit of stilton as a second cheese.
Stilton - the impact sub of the cheese world.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
And what else do you put on your pliughman's plate.

A very subjective question as its opinion based.
I am doing one on Sunday and thinking different cheeses but DO NOT want the cheese to take over.
In the 70s we would regularly have one at the pub and it would be.......
Cheshire
Cheddar
Pickled onions
Chutney xx(xx(xx(xx(

Plus fresh bread and butter.
Just thinking of varying it.
FTFY
 

CanucksTraveller

Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Location
Hertfordshire
Once you start fannying about with brie, stilton and cheshire, it's become a blimmin' cheeseboard.
Thats fine if you're after a cheese board, but this is ploughman's. So cheddar, bread, butter, onions, beer. This is serious business. No salad, no sourdough toast, no scotch eggs, no chutneys, no jus, no sweet potato puree swirls, no parmesan tuiles.
Plough men didn't have them, and you're damn well not having them either.
 
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T4tomo

Guru
Once you start fannying about with brie, stilton and cheshire, it's become a blimmin' cheeseboard.
Thats fine if you're after a cheese board, but this is ploughman's. So cheddar, bread, butter, onions, beer. This is serious business. No salad, no sourdough toast, no scotch eggs, no chutneys, no jus, no sweet potato puree swirls, no tuilles.
Plough men didn't have them, and you're damn well not having them either.
no chutney??:ohmy:
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