Welsh Leek and Cheese Rarebit

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1 Rustic sourdough bread or fresh Ciabatta loaf
2 medium Leek trimmed, washed and finely shredded
2 oz Butter
1 oz All-purpose flour
1 tsp Mustard powder
½ cup Milk
4 oz creamy Goat Cheese
Sea salt to taste
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste

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Welsh Leek and Cheese Rarebit


Words I never thought I’d say: “I have given up grilled cheese sandwiches!” Don’t worry! I’ve simply replaced grilled cheese with this Welsh Leek and Cheese Rarebit. Rarebit is a traditional Welsh dish which is often pronounced rabbit (but thankfully doesn’t contain rabbits!). In this version, I combine Wales national vegetable, the leek with a creamy goats cheese sauce to make an amazing rarebit. 

Start by toasting some bread slices in a hot oven. Sauté the leeks in melted butter. Add the flour and mustard powder. Pour in the milk and cook until the sauce thickens and the raw flour flavor has cooked off. Pour the sauce over the toasted bread and grill for a few minutes until the sauce is bubbling. Serve and enjoy!

To make my Welsh Leek and Cheese Rarebit, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Welsh Leek and Cheese Rarebit


Toast bread


Cut the bread into 1 inch thick slices and bake them in a hot oven for about 5 - 8 minutes until the bread is crisp (but not hard) and lightly brown. Remove from the oven and rest on a cooling rack.


Cook leeks


In a medium-sized saucepan, melt 2 ounces of butter. Sauté 2 medium shredded leeks in the butter for 2 - 3 minutes until they are soft, but not brown.


Make the sauce


Add 1 ounce of flour and 1 teaspoon of mustard powder and stir well until the leeks are coated. Gradually pour ½ a cup of milk, stirring constantly. Keep the sauce on the heat until it starts to thicken. Reduce heat and continue to cook for a few more minutes.


Add cheese


Add 4 ounces of creamy goats’ cheese and stir until completely melted.




Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Grill the rarebit


Spoon the rarebit sauce onto the toasted bread slices. Place the rarebits under the the grill until the sauce is bubbling.



Serve immediately as it is. Sometimes, I’ll add a green salad on the side.

Welsh Leek and Cheese Rarebit is now my go to recipe when I feel like gourmet grilled cheese. It’s a delicious combination of ingredients - I know you’re going to love it! Try it out soon and don’t forget to come back to leave a review below.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 11
Mayra Hosking

This is so good and simple to make, you literally don't need anything to make this.

Laney Wiedmer

Heavenly welsh with leek and cheese, couldn't ask for anything better :)

Estelle Derra

Delicious and very tasty even though it's just some bread with leek and cheese.

Ophelia Michele

Easy, fast and simple steps to follow thanks Jeff for always delievering the tastiest meals.

Everleigh Zohn

Thought this was too light to be anything more than an appetizer but it's actually quite filling and good for lunch with some cucumber.

Milani Gefre

My family love this as a side dish they often beg me to make it for every event haha.

Carla Romane

Very dry on it's own but good if you add some ketchup on the top or any type of sauce really.

Whitney Oalmann

Great for a to-go lunch, brought this welsh bread and cheese with me to work and it was very filling.

Aiyanna Nau

Welsh meals are always the best, really love the taste of this and the welsh traditional cakes.

Nancy Sheely

Added some pickles on the top and ketchup, sooo yummy can't get enough of this snack.


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