Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit - Cheese on Toast

This Welsh rarebit recipe is always a brunch favorite. Cheese on toast is hard to beat for a quick and delicious meal that will feed the entire family. This recipe is easy to make, and it uses widely available ingredients. While this simple recipe calls for stout to make it more in line with a traditional Welsh rarebit recipe, for a family favorite version, you can make this Welsh rarebit without beer. 
Course Toasts and Sandwiches
Special Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Calories 253kcal
Author The Worktop


  • 1/4 cup stout
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • salt - optional, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups grated strong Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices good quality crusty bread (I used sourdough)


  • In a small saucepan, simmer the stout until it reduces by about half the amount.
  • While the stout is simmering, butter both sides of the bread and lightly grill both sides.
  • Preheat the broiler in your oven.
  • When the stout is ready, remove from heat and mix in the Worcestershire, black pepper, mustard seeds, salt (if using) and cheese.
  • Distribute and spread the cheese mixture evenly over the grilled bread. Broil in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is nicely toasted and browned.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 1.4mg