Potted cheddar with ale & mustard
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus a few hours chilling
- 6-8 (1 x 400ml jar)
- STEP 1
Put the cheese, 100g butter and ale in a food processor. Blitz until creamy and well combined. Stir in the mustard, then pack into a large sterilised jar, ramekin or ceramic pot, making sure to eliminate any air pockets.
- STEP 2
Melt the remaining butter and leave to sit for a minute to let the fat separate from the milk solids (these will form a milky puddle at the bottom). Pour the clear fat over the cheese, leaving the milk solids in the pan. Place a thyme sprig on top, if using, and chill for a few hours. The sealed cheese will keep for a couple of months in the fridge. Once you’ve cracked the buttery crust, use up within a week.