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Gluten-Free recipe Ploughman's Lunch. A simple, rustic British meal of crusty bread, meats, cheese, pickled foods and ale. Truly the best comfort food. - BoulderLocavore.com

Ploughman’s Lunch Recipe

The Ploughman's Lunch is not just for the working man. It's a celebration of good, simple food and the people we share it with. Easy to make gluten-free too.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 dependent on quantity of ingredients
Calories 157kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Crusty Bread (refer to the blog post for recipe links if home baking)
  • Strong English Cheeses (Stilton, Wensleydale, English Cheddar)
  • Sliced Apples
  • Chutney
  • Pickled Onions
  • Beer or Ale (my favorite gluten-free ale is in the blog post)
  • Thickly sliced Ham (I'd use Roast Beef as well)
  • Optional: Boiled or Pickled Eggs


  • Serve casually on cutting boards and small plates.
  • Settle in for the afternoon and enjoy. Great for picnics too!


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.8mg