I haven’t had a cheese toastie in AGES! Like WAY too long.

As kids, we used to have toasties pretty often – a sunday evening was always the evening for simple suppers, like dippy eggs, egg and bacon (like an omelette) and toasties. My fave used to be cheese and tomato sauce – don’t ask why, I could not tell you! It’s definitely not that now!

Craving a cheese toastie, and with a new chilli condiment I’d picked up to try, I decided that this weekend was the weekend I’d finally satisfy that toastie craving.

So I whipped up a chilli, double cheese & ham toastie for brunch – it was absolutely delicious. It felt super indulgent (I don’t have that much cheese, and have recently cut back on bread), with melted, oozy cheese, thick flavoursome ham, and a tasty, spicy kick from the scotch bonnet chilli sauce. It most definitely satisfied that craving – only issue, they’re addictive!

Ultimate Cheese Toastie Recipe

So here’s how to make them:

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 50g red leicester cheese
  • 50g mature cheddar
  • 1 medium slice of ham (I like to use smoked)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. margarine/butter
  • 3/4 tsp. Neema Food African Scotch Bonnet Chilli Sauce


  1. Pre-heat the grill. I use a George Foreman style grill for toasties, so I don’t have to flip them, but a standard grill will work the same way.
  2. Spread each piece of bread with margarine. Flip both pieces over, spread the other side of one of the pieces with margarine and top with the Scotch Bonnet Chilli Sauce.Ultimate Cheese Toastie Recipe
  3. Thinly slice the cheese. Lay the mature cheddar slices on the bread topped with scotch bonnet chilli.
  4. On the other piece, lay the slices Red Leicester cheese and top with the ham.Ultimate Cheese Toastie Recipe
  5. Close the sandwich, carefully flipping one of the pieces so that all of the sandwich fillings are inside.
  6. Grill for about 5 minutes (turning if needed to ensure an even cooking). The outside should be a golden brown from the margarine/butter.
  7. Serve on it’s own or with a simple side salad.

Ultimate Cheese Toastie Recipe

Ta da! Simple but heavenly. It’s a great weekend breakfast treat, indulgent lunch, and is perfect for a hangover day – of which I’m sure everyone will experience in the run-up to Christmas! So go on, treat yourself to a toastie to help cure those hangover blues.

What’s your favourite toastie?

Chloe xx