Gourmet cheese on toast lactose free recipe from Tom Aikens

Published Tuesday, Aug 26 2014, 17:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Whenever we're feeling peckish, cheese on toast is our go-to snack – warm, comforting and simple.

However, if you fancy sprucing up this basic dish, we've got a posh, lactose free version from Michelin chef Tom Aikens. Adding a fancy mustard sauce and onion chutney, this is the ultimate gourmet cheese on toast.

Tom Aikens' cheese on toast

© Lactofree


  • For the mustard sauce:
  • 350ml Lactofree Whole (Hot)
  • 35g flour
  • 30g Lactofree mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 25g Spreadable
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 level tsp English mustard
  • For the shallot chutney:
  • 250g peeled and sliced shallots
  • 150g peeled and diced pears
  • 200ml cider vinegar
  • 70g dark brown sugar
  • 25g dark raisins
  • 1g cinnamon powder
  • 6g finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 5g mustard seed
  • 1g mustard powder
  • 1g ginger powder
  • 2g salt
  • To finish:
  • 4 slices toasted sourdough
  • 100g Lactofree mature cheddar (grated)


1 Melt the spreadable in a pan on a low heat, then add the flour and cook for 5 minutes stirring regularly.

2 Whilst this is cooking, place the Lactofree whole into a pan and bring the milk to a low heat. Pour the Lactofree whole little by little into the flour and spreadable mix whilst stirring. Make sure the heat is on low so the pan does not burn.

3 Add the salt and pepper into the pan and bring to a slow simmer, cooking for 5 minutes at a low heat, stirring all the time. Add the cheese and mustard. It should be lump free, if there are a few lumps then pass through a fine sieve

4 To make the shallot chutney, place all the ingredients into a pan and bring to a slow simmer, cook for about 1 hour with a lid on stirring now and again.

5 Remove the lid and continue to cook until most of the liquid has all evaporated, which will be approx. another 60 minutes.

6 To finish, place the mustard sauce onto the toast and then add the chutney, sprinkle over the grated cheese and then place under the grill to melt.

Prep Time

10 minutes (make the chutney in advance, this will take 2 hours)

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 2

For more Lactose free recipes from Tom Aitkens, click HERE.

Try these other great snack recipes:

Home Made Salt & Vinegar Soup
Mango Drop Scones
Pitta Pizzas
Avocado Cheese On Toast

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