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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
Keyword charcuterie lunch, ploughmans lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 dependent on quantity of ingredients
Calories 157 kcal
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


  1. Serve casually on cutting boards and small plates.

  2. Settle in for the afternoon and enjoy. Great for picnics too!

Nutrition Facts
Ploughman’s Lunch Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 419mg17%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.