Welsh Rarebit in oven

Cornman Farms’ co-owner, Chef Kieron Hales, shares his recipe for how to make welsh rarebit, otherwise known as posh cheese on toast!

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Welsh Rarebit Recipe Welsh Rarebit Recipe


  • 1 ½ cups (350g) whole milk
  • ¾ cup (160g) heavy cream
  • ⅛ inch slice (4g) fresh horseradish
  • 1 (40g) roughly chopped shallots
  • 6 (14g) crushed garlic cloves
  • 3 (0.2g) cloves
  • 1 pinch (0.3g) black peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon (3g) kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) dijon mustard (optional)
  • ⅛ cup (18g) cheese rinds (optional)
  • ⅔ stick (75g) unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (30g) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup (100g) grated cheddar
  • ⅓ cup (40g) grated parmesan
  • ⅓ cup (40g) grated cheese of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon (7g) Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 (70g) egg yolks
  • 1 loaf of bread, sourdough or farm bread is ideal



  1. Combine whole milk, heavy cream, horseradish, shallots, garlic, cloves, peppercorn, salt, dijon mustard and cheese rinds in a pan and bring to simmer.
  2. Simmer for 30 to 45 min.
  3. Strain liquid and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a heavy bottom pan.
  5. Add flour to form a roux and stir over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Keep on the stove and slowly add the milk into the roux, stirring until it forms a thick mixture.
  7. Once all the milk is added, allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and pour sauce into a large mixing bowl.
  9. Add your cheeses, Worcestershire sauce and egg yolks. Tip: pour a bit of your sauce into your mixed egg yolks before adding to the bowl. This will keep your eggs from scrambling.
  10. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
  11. Cut bread into thick slices and place under a broiler for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  12. Flip the bread over and apply a thick layer of your cheese sauce.
  13. Place in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.

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