Labor Day Weekend is traditionally known for fabulous fêtes to close the summer by celebrating over lobster rolls, bbq’s, and clam bakes, but have you ever considered doing things slightly different? Shake up the menu a bit? This year when you are preparing the spread, save a place for honoring an even older, like a completely delicious, Welsh rarebit tradition.
Humor me, when was the last time you enjoyed Welsh rarebit paired with a delicious ale? Now I have your attention! What if I promised you it was made of every ingredient you love to be enjoyed on toast, would you trust me then? Would you whip some up and serve it during your weekend cookout festivities? I think you should.
rarebit |ˈre(ə)rbit| noun
a dish of melted and seasoned cheese on toast, sometimes with other ingredients.
National #WelshRarebitDay falls over Labor Day Weekend on September 3rd, and originated in Wales in the 18th-century. So what exactly is Welsh Rarebit? Let’s just call it a delicious, traditional recipe featuring cheese, ale, mustard, toast, and hundreds of years of Welsh culture to enjoyed on everything from toast, to sandwiches and our favorite…BURGERS!
Ingredients to Make Rarebit
1 oz of butter
12 oz of Welsh farmhouse cheese
4 oz of your favorite ale or milk
1/2 tsp of mild mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Now if you can imagine this on your favorite bread with a slice of farm fresh tomato and basil, then my friend you’ve discovered one of the most delicious sandwiches ever!
Win a gift pack of Welsh cheeses
Now it’s your turn to get creative…For your very own chance to win a hefty supply of tasty Welsh cheese, head over to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and share how you would compliment your next burger with Welsh Rarebit.
Post a photo of your creation and be sure to include #WelshRarebitDay and tag both @VisitWales and @jetsetfam and post your photo by midnight, on Tuesday morning, September 6th. Visit Wales will select the reader with the most creative burger, and they will win a gift pack of gourmet Snowdonia Cheese Company Welsh cheeses!
Photo credit: Snowdonia Cheese Company