Our use of cookies

Some cookies are necessary for us to manage how our website behaves while other optional, or non-necessary, cookies help us to analyse website usage. You can Accept All or Reject All optional cookies or control individual cookie types below.

You can read more in our Cookie Notice


These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

Third-Party Cookies

These cookies are set by a website other than the website you are visiting usually as a result of some embedded content such as a video, a social media share or a like button or a contact map

Dairy Council

Sandwiches + Snacks

Californian–style croque monsieur / madame

By Nathan
Serves 2
By Nathan


4 slices of sourdough – this makes two toasties

4 slices of NI cheddar (for inside the toastie)

30g of grated NI cheddar (for the top of the toastie)

2 slices ham (if using)

2 tablespoons NI butter

1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of green pesto

1 smashed avocado

Fresh rocket

Sundried tomatoes

Serves 2


Toast the sourdough slices in the toaster then butter all slices.

Add some green pesto to the bottom slice, on top of the layer of butter.

Top with rocket, sundried tomatoes and cheddar slices. If you’re adding ham to your toastie, place the slices under the cheddar at this point too.

Pop under the grill for 3 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt.

Remove from the grill, add a sourdough lid with some Dijon mustard and sprinkled cheddar on top. Then pop back under the grill until crisp golden.