Gammon and Cheddar Pie Recipe

A delicious and simple to make gammon and cheddar pie that the whole family will enjoy. Support British businesses by using authentic Somerset Cheddar and our premium, butcher-prepared Northern Irish gammon.


For the pie

A small Home Butcher's gammon joint

1 Roll shop-bought puff pastry

1 Egg, beaten

200 grams Cheddar cheese, grated

For the sauce

30 grams Butter

30 grams All-purpose flour (gluten free flour is fine)

160 millilitres Milk

60 millilitres Double cream

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Nutmeg, to taste


Gammon & Cheddar Pie

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  2. Cut the gammon into slices 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.
  3. Grill 8 to 10 minutes until cooked through, turning halfway through.
  4. Once cooked, chop the gammon into fairly large chunks and set aside.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200.
  6. Melt the butter in a saucepan until it starts to foam. Stir in the flour and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Slowly whisk in the milk and cream, increase the heat and bring to the boil.
  8. Continue to mix until there are no lumps and the sauce has thickened.
  9. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour into a bowl and cover with greaseproof paper and allow to cool completely.
  10. Roll out the pastry and, if using a circular baking dish, cut into a circle larger than the dish.
  11. Add the gammon to the cooled sauce, mix thoroughly and add to the baking dish. Stir in the cheese and top with the puff pastry.
  12. Brush the top of the pastry with the beaten egg. Trim any excess pastry from the dish. Score an x in the centre of the pie to serve as a vent.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 180 and continue to bake another 5 to 10 minutes, until the pastry is golden and the pie is cooked through.
  14. Allow to cool before serving.