Our Haywood & Padgett All Butter Cheese Scones are a super simple but comforting treat. Soft and crumbly and made with west country extra mature cheddar, they can be used for various applications, from a light snack to side dishes for stews and soups.
Here are 12 serving suggestions for cheese scones that you may not have thought of before. Many of these make great vegetarian options for menus.
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1. Ploughman’s Pickle
The tangy flavour of ploughman’s pickle makes it the perfect accompaniment for cheese. Its chunky, crunchy texture makes it super satisfying to spread over a warm scone, served fresh from the oven!
2. Cold Cuts of Ham
Pile the slices of ham into a buttered scone, add some freshly sliced tomato, and you’ve got an exciting twist on your usual sandwich. Super charge the idea and serve with freshly grilled maple cured bacon with thinly sliced tomatoes. They’re perfect as a snack at lunchtime, or as an alternative to bread when making a pan of soup.
3. Sweet Chilli Sauce
A sweet chilli sauce might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what to serve with cheese scones, but trust us, it’s a taste sensation. Serve your sauce on the side for dipping, or spread directly on to your scones.
If you want to make your cheese scone into a satisfying meal for lunch or even dinner, serve with a side salad. Chop up lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, peppers, and throw in some olives. The saltiness will work well with the creaminess of the cheese.
5. Strawberry Jam
You’ve heard of brie and cranberry sauce, so why not cheese and strawberry jam?! This might seem like a strange combination, especially if you’re not a big fan of mixing sweet and savoury, but it’s so delicious when served as a mid-afternoon treat with a cup of freshly brewed tea.
6. Tomato Chutney
A tomato chutney is a delicious choice when it comes to what to serve with cheese scones.
If you’re serving afternoon tea for customers or residents and you really want to impress, try making your own and selling it in jars. An onion chutney would work well too.
7. Chunks of Cheese
If you’re a cheese lover then you may believe that there’s no such thing as too much cheese!
Serve your scones with a chunk of local cheese, some ploughman’s pickle, and some grapes. It’s a simple plate of food but it’s utterly delicious and can lend itself to practically any occasion.
8. Slices of Apple
Cheese and apple are such a good match! Some slices of fresh apple will add a satisfying crunch to your plate, and the sweetness can make the creaminess of the cheese really sing. If you want to go the extra mile, add slices of apple to a walnut salad and serve with your cheese scones.
9. Sun-dried Tomatoes
Sun-dried tomatoes are handy to keep in the cupboard so you’ll always have an option on standby when you can’t decide what to serve with cheese scones. Alternatively, serve them with cocktail sticks on the side so everyone can easily help themselves.
Marmite can divide opinions, but if customers or residents a big fan, they’ll love it spread over a warm cheese scone. The rich savoury flavour is a real treat and adds a great deal of depth to the usual teatime snack.
11. Tomato Soup
Soup and a sandwich is a popular combination, so why not soup and a scone? Tomato soup works particularly well here, and it’s a wholesome and filling lunchtime option that’ll keep customers going until dinnertime.
12. Caramelised Onions
There’s something just so satisfying about a hot pan of sticky, melty caramelised onions, and they’re an indulgent option to serve with cheese scones. This caramelised onions recipe requires just a handful of ingredients and it’ll be a side dish that you return to time and time again.
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