25 Jan

The Cheeky Christmas Turkey & Stuffing Calzone Wrap

Cheeky Christmas Turkey & Stuffing Calzone Wrap

Serves 1
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 14 minutes
Meal type Lunch
Portion Size 190g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
400 7.7g 13g 5g 1g
Serves: 1
Calories: 400
Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 x 10”(25cm) Tortilla wrap, seeded
  • 30g Sage and onion stuffing
  • 1 teaspoon Cranberry Sauce
  • 30g Turkey breast roasted and shredded
  • 40g Peppers red, shredded
  • 25g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander chopped
  • 2 pinches Pepper black ground

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Make up the stuffing to a light mix easy to spread. Pre-heat an electric sandwich grill.
Method
2 Lay the wrap on chopping board or clean work surface, cover with lightly made stuffing in the centre, spoon on the cranberry.
3 Top with the turkey, peppers and cheese leaving an edge of 1cm (½"). Moisten the edge with a little water to seal the wrap.
4 Fold the wrap in half, pinching in the ends to maintain a tight seal the moistened edge.
5 Place in the pre-heated grill and grill for 3-4 minutes or until cooked and the cheese is melted.
6 Remove, cut in half and serve.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, table knife, pastry brush, kettle, mixing bowl, electric sandwich grill.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Wraps can be given an Indian theme by using Chapatis and sprinkling the filling with a little cumin powder.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
To reduce calories by 55 (14%), fat by 2g (15%) and saturated fat by .6g (12%) replace the seeded 10" wrap with a plain 8" wrap.

Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

25 Jan

Cheeky Cheese Ravioli and Tomato Sauce

Cheeky Cheese Ravioli and Tomato Sauce

Serves 5
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 29 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Portion Size 225g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
395 4.5g 19g 5.1g 0.205g
Serves: 4 People
Calories: 385
Time: 35 mins

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 Garlic clove (Crushed and Chopped)
  • 150g Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar balsamic
  • 200g Tomatoes copped & canned
  • 1 tablespoon Basil roughly chopped
  • 1 Large pinch Black Pepper Ground

Tomato Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar

Pasta Dough

  • 200g Flour plain premium “00” grade
  • 1 1/2 Eggs medium, beaten
  • 1 Egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 tablespoon Oil, olive

Cheese Filling

  • 150ml Water boiling
  • 50g Buttery style spread
  • 75g Flour plain white
  • 1 Egg medium, beaten
  • 75g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese
  • 1 Small Chilli pepper green, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon Basil leaves and stalks

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre prepare the tomato sauce, pasta dough and cheese filling.
Tomato Sauce
2 In a saucepan add the garlic, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, basil and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes.
3 Allow to cool slightly and puree with an electric hand blitzer or processor - cover and set aside.
Pasta Dough
4 In a basin mix all the pasta ingredients together and turn out onto a clean dry surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate
Cheese Filling
5 In a small saucepan bring the water, buttery, chilli and cumin to the boil add the flour and mix to a smooth paste until it leaves the sides of the pan clean, remove from the heat and mix in the cheese.
6 When cooled mix in the beaten egg, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.
The Ravioli
7 Roll out half the pasta dough, using plenty of flour to a paper thin thickness. Spoon or pipe out small teaspoon portions of cheese filling, allowing space for square or round ravioli of 5cm (1.5").
8 Roll out half the pasta dough, using plenty of flour to a paper thin thickness. Spoon or pipe out small teaspoon portions of cheese filling, allowing space for square or round ravioli of 5cm (1.5").
9 To poach place the ravioli in gently simmering lemon flavoured water and simmer for 3-5 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
10 Remove with a slotted spoon, place either on a plate or gratin dish as required garnished with a little chopped basil and grated cheese (optional).

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, cheese grater, saucepan x 2, spatula, basin, mixing bowl, large gratin dish, rolling pin, ravioli cutters.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with a crisp green salad of choice and crusty whole meal bread

Cheeky Handy Hint:
A pasta roller can make the rolling easier but make sure you follow the instructions for use.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.
Tomatoes - are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and are also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese. A large portion of the calories in tomatoes come from sugars.

25 Jan

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese, Californian Prunes and Puy Lentil Salad

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese, Californian Prunes and Puy Lentil Salad

Serves 5
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Portion Size 125g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
123 9.8g 4g 1.8g 0.6g
Serves: 5
Calories: 123
Time: 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 80g Californian prunes ready to eat and quartered
  • 70ml Cider dry
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon Oil olive
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
  • 80g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese
  • 80g Mango ripe, large dice
  • 50g Puy lentils
  • pinch Salt
  • 80g Onions red sliced
  • 80g Spinach baby
  • 5g Basil sprigs
  • 15g Lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Soak the prunes in cider, oil, garlic and juice of the lemon overnight. Wash and prepare the salad and vegetable items. Cover the lentils in minimal water, cook gently with the garlic and ginger until just cooked and the liquid has been absorbed into the lentils. Allow to cool.
Method
2 Place the soaked prunes, cheese, mango, lentils, onions, and lemon zest, in a large basin, season
with pinch of salt and mix lightly.
3 Lightly mix in the spinach and basil
4 Serve as required

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, saucepan, grater, mixing bowl.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with toasted crusty bread or wrap in a tortilla for a hand held snack

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Various other ingredients such as broad beans and cooked chicken can be added.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Lentils are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Iron, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Folate and Manganese.

Prunes -are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fibre, and a very good source of Vitamin K. A large portion of the calories in tomatoes come from sugars.

25 Jan

Cheeky Macaroni Cheese with Basil & Garlic

Cheeky Macaroni Cheese with Basil & Garlic

Serves 5
Prep time 8 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 28 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 200g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
232 2.1g 6.4g 3.9g 0.74g
Serves: 5 People
Calories: 232
Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g Macaroni raw
  • 300ml Water
  • 2 tablespoons Basil chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed and chopped
  • 1 pinch Salt

The Sauce

  • 600ml semi skimmed milk
  • 30g Flour plain
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 2 pinches Nutmeg
  • 125g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Cheese grated

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre heat an oven to 200ºC (400ºF) gas 6 or a hot grill. Warm the serving dishes.
Pasta
2 Gently simmer 200g of raw macaroni, the basil and garlic in 300 ml of water until the pasta is cooked and has absorbed the water. This will produce 500g cooked pasta by weight.
3 Pour into a large basin, cover with cling film, set aside and keep warm.
The Sauce
4 Place the flour in a sauce pan, slowly add a little of the milk and whisk until very smooth. Add the remaining milk, bring to the boil, whisking continuously and simmer until the liquid becomes a thick smooth sauce, continue to simmer gently for a further 10 minutes to cook out the flour and whisking occasionally to keep smooth and prevent lumping and sticking.
5 Add the nutmeg and mustard, and three quarters of the cheese and whisk in until smooth.
6 Pour the sauce into the cooked pasta and place into the gratin/pie dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and melt under a grill until bubbling and starting to brown or in a hot pre-heated oven for 10 - 15 minutes.

Note

Equipment:
Heavy bottomed saucepan x 2, cheese grater, spatula, whisk, large gratin dish, cling film.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Garnish with a little chopped parsley. Serve with green salad and crusty bread.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Most types of pasta shapes can be used as an alternative to macaroni. No need to wash rinse off cooked macaroni as this will cause a loss of nutrients and flavour.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Basil Is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium and is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin and Niacin, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.

25 Jan

Cheeky Minted Cheesy Dauphinoise Potatoes

Cheeky Minted Cheesy Dauphinoise Potatoes

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Total time 2 hours
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 126g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
172 2.1g 7g 4.4g 0.321g
Serves: 4
Calories: 172
Time: 2 hrs

Ingredients

  • 500g Potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 125ml Cream single
  • 75ml Milk semi – skimmed
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed and chopped
  • 15g Breadcrumbs fresh
  • 2 teaspoons Mint chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley chopped
  • 60g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese, grated

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash the potatoes well before preparation. Mix the chopped parsley and mint together with the grated cheese (optional). Pre-heat an oven to 180ºC (350ºF) gas 4.
Method
2 Cut the peeled potatoes in 2mm slices
3 Place potatoes, garlic, cream, milk and nutmeg into a saucepan, bring to boil gently.
4 Transfer to a gratin dish, and flatten the potatoes down
5 Bake in the pre-heated oven for 1½ hours or until a nice crust is formed and all liquid absorbed
6 To finish sprinkle the cheese, breadcrumbs, chopped mint and parsley combined over the potatoes and brown lightly under a hot grill or in a hot oven.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, spatula, saucepan, gratin dish.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with grilled English Lamb Cutlets and a Redcurrant Sauce

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Use potatoes in season and favourites such as Maris Pipers.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Potatoes are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and are also a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C.

25 Jan

Cheeky Ploughman’s Lunch in a Wrap

Cheeky Ploughman’s Lunch in a Wrap served with Coleslaw

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Meal type Lunch
Portion Size 329g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
351 15.2g 12.2g 4.3g 1.5g
Serves: 4
Calories: 351
Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Wrap

  • 4 10” (25cm) Tortilla white floured wrap
  • 1 tablespoon Pickle sweet
  • 30g Iceberg shredded or mixed lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mint Chopped
  • 120g Apples eating skin on, cored, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 Large Large tomatoes chopped or sliced
  • 8 Spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Heaped tablespoon Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 2 pinches Black Pepper

Coleslaw

  • 240g Cabbage white, shredded
  • 120g Carrots scrubbed and topped cut into fine matchstick strips
  • 60g Onion shredded
  • 2 pinches Pepper ground black
  • 2 tablespoons (Heaped) Mayonnaise light

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash well the vegetables, fruit and salad items before preparation.
Wrap
2 Lay the wraps on a square of cling film, cover with the pickle, add the lettuce, coriander and mint. Top with the apple and a little lemon juice, the tomatoes, spring onions and grated cheese. Season with a little ground black pepper.
3 Moisten the edge with a little pickle to seal the wrap and using your hands and the cling film roll up the wrap, pinching in the ends to maintain a tight roll. Seal the moistened edge.
4 Tighten and cover with the cling film and refrigerate until ready to serve or cut in half or as appropriate and serve.
Coleslaw
5 Place the prepared vegetables in a mixing bowl season with ground black pepper, add the light mayonnaise and mix well. If not using immediately place in a sealed container, label and refrigerate and use within 24 hours.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, vegetable knife, cling film, cheese grater, mixing bowl.

Cheeky Service Hint:
To serve cut the wrap in half diagonally and serve with 110g (¼) of coleslaw and half a tablespoon of light mayonnaise

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Chapatis can be used as an alternative.

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories.

Fruit and vegetables, such as apples, tomatoes, cabbage and spring onions are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY.

25 Jan

Cheeky Toastie

Cheeky Tomato, Cheese, Onion & Pickle Toastie with Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 19 minutes
Meal type Snack
Portion Size 283g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
317 9g 11g 4g 1.46g
Serves: 4
Calories: 317
Time: 19 mins

Ingredients

Toastie

  • 1 tablespoon Buttery spread reduced fat
  • 4 Small Tomatoes (sliced)
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese sliced
  • 80g Onion red sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Pickle
  • 1 tablespoon Mint Chopped

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg loose leaf or shredded
  • 4 tablespoons Peppers green de-seeded and sliced
  • 8 Spring Onions

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Well wash and prepare the salad and vegetable items.
Toastie
2 Lay out and evenly spread one side of the bread slices with the reduced fat spread.
3 Top four of the un-spread sides with the sliced tomato, cheese, onion and pickle. Sprinkle over the mint and cover with the second slices of bread, spread side up.
4 Place on the pre-heated sandwich toaster, top lid down and cook until the bread is crunchy golden brown and cheese has melted.
5 Remove, cut diagonally in half and arrange on a napkin lined plate.
Crispy Green Salad
6 Place all the salad items in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with 120g (¼) of the salad).

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Try adding some thin slices of apple they taste delicious with cheese and mint!

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories. Vegetables, such as tomatoes, lettuce and peppers are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY. Wholemeal bread is low in saturated fat and a source of dietary fibre.

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, table knife, pastry brush, electric sandwich toaster, mixing bowl, kitchen spoon, scales, clingfilm.

25 Jan

Cheeky Baked Jacket Potato with Cheese and Crusty top

Cheeky Baked Jacket Potato with Crusty Cheese Topping and Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 17 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 47 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Snack
Portion Size 357g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
344 5g 12.75g 4g 0.86g
Serves: 4
Calories: 344
Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients

Potato

  • 4 Potatoes Baking (Large)
  • 3 pinches Black pepper
  • 2 pinches Nutmeg
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon Chives Snipped
  • 2 teaspoons Chopped Parsely
  • 20g Fresh Bread Crumbs

Potato (Optional)

  • 25g Buttery reduced fat spread melted

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg shredded
  • 80g Pepper green (capsicum) de-seeded
  • 8 Spring onions sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Mayonnaise light

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash well the potato and salad items. Pre heat an oven to 180ºC (350ºF) gas 4 and bake the potato for up to 1½ hrs or until thoroughly cooked. Pre-heat a grill to finish the potatoes.
Baked Potato
2 Cut the baked potatoes in half, scoop out the potato flesh, leaving a thick skin, place in a basin.
3 Mash well to a smooth mix, season with the pepper and nutmeg, mix in three quarters of the cheese, all the chives and half of the parsley.
4 Spoon the mashed potato mix back into the jackets.
5 Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining parsley and cheese, lightly cover and sprinkle over the potato halves, cover with a little melted spread. Place on a baking tray and brown under a hot grill or in the pre-heated oven and serve.
Crispy Green Salad
6 Place all the salad items less the mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, spoon, bowl, baking tray, potato masher, spatula, saucepan

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with 120g (¼) of crispy green salad and a level tbsp of light mayonnaise.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
The same recipe can be adapted to sweet potatoes.

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories

Baked potatoes are low in saturated fat and salt and are a source of vitamin C and folate, when eaten with their skins on.

Vegetables, such as lettuce, peppers and spring onions are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY.

25 Jan

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese and Tomato wraPizza

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese and Tomato wraPizza with a Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Portion Size 300g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
320 9g 13g 4.7g 1.4g
Serves: 4
Calories: 320
Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

wraPizza

  • 4 x 8 ” (20cm) Wrap, wholemeal
  • 2 tablespoons Pesto, basil green
  • 320g Tomato raw thinly sliced
  • 160g Onion red, thinly sliced
  • 125g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 2 pinches Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Basil

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg shredded
  • 80g Pepper green (capsicum) de-seeded
  • 8 Spring onions sliced

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre heat a grill to a high heat.
wraPizza
2 Place the wraps on a baking tray or non-stick frying pan and spread evenly and all over up to the edges with the pesto.
3 Top with the tomatoes, onion and grated cheese right up to the edges.
4 Grill the pizza for 3-5 minutes in the middle of a pre-heated grill until the cheese is melting to a bubbly golden brown.
5 Remove from the grill.
Crispy Green Salad
6 Place all the salad items in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Equipment: Cutting board, kitchen knife, cheese grater, grill/baking sheet or non-stick frying pan

Cheeky Service Hint: Serve the wraPizzas sprinkled with chopped basil leaves and with 120g (¼) of the salad.

Cheeky Handy Hint: A useful way to cook the pizza is by using a non-stick 10" (25cm) frying pan with the wrap placed inside, the ingredients added and the base lightly warmed up over a gas or electric plate before going under the grill to finish and ensuring a crispy base.

Cheeky Nutrition Hints: Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories. Vegetables, such as tomatoes, lettuce and peppers are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY.

22 Jan

Proud to be part of the Change 4 Life ‘Smart Swaps’ campaign

Change4Life - Smart Swaps logo
Cheeky Cow is the only cheese involved in the Department of Health’s current Smart Swaps campaign as part of their ‘Change 4 Life’ brand. You might have seen the ads already, and it sees the lovely Cheeky Cow Cheese sit alongside national Smart Swaps brand partners such as Tesco, ASDA, Lidl, Flora Read more [...]