Preheat grill to high. Combine cheese, beer, mustard, butter, cayenne pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a pan. Place over low heat and stir until cheese has melted and the mixture is a thick paste; it may not be very smooth, but that’s fine. Cool slightly until needed.
Place bread under grill and toast it on one side. Spread the untoasted side with the cheese paste and return to the grill and cook until browned on top.


  • 200 g good-quality cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp pale beer
  • 2–3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 fat slabs of bread