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Mature cheddar with pickled apricots

Mature cheddar with pickled apricots

An ensemble of sweet and zesty flavours combine to create this refreshing starter. Our recipe for Smooth Cheese with Pickled Apricots enjoys aromatic notes of mild spice along a base of smooth flavours from rich cheese. Adding bite and savour, pickled apricots provides a satisfying finish and soothes your palate.

30 min 10 servings
Sour Citrusy


  • 200 g dried apricots
  • 100 ml water
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 ml fresh orange juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar


Add apricots in a pan with water, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon stick, star anise and cardamom pods. Cook for approximately 15 minutes and let the mixture cool.

Slice 30 slices (about 450g.) of Castello Tickler Mature Cheddar. Add cheese and apricots on 30 thin pieces of toast or crackers. Drizzle a little of the brine from the apricots on top and serve.