• 450g Kerrygold Mature Cheddar
  • For the fig chutney:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 175g (1 cup) ready-to-eat dried figs, chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 120ml (½ cup) red grape juice
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • French baguette and green salad, to serve


For any cheese lover, this is the perfect lunch or snack. It is very transportable so makes the perfect picnic. The chutney will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks or of course you could simply serve the cheese with your favourite shop-bought chutney.
  1. To make the chutney, heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the red onions, then cook for 10 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in the apple, figs, balsamic vinegar, grape juice, sugar and thyme until well combined. Cook for about 10 minutes until slightly reduced and thickened,  stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Blend in a food processor for 1-2 minutes until smooth, then leave to cool completely. Store in an airtight container and use as required.
  2. At least a half an hour before you are ready to serve, remove the cheese from the fridge and its packaging. Cut into four even-sized wedges and arrange on plates or small wooden boards with small bowls of the fig chutney, chunks of French baguette and small mounds of green salad to serve.

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