Light Bites, Tasty Treats

Truly Irish Rasher and Cheese Sandwich

Here's a delicious recipe for a comforting Truly Irish Rasher and Cheese Sandwich that's perfect for back-to-school lunches!

For the Rasher (Bacon) and Cheese Filling:

  8 slices of Truly Irish Traditional Cure or Beechwood Smoked Rashers
  1 cup grated cheddar cheese

  1/4 cup mayonnaise

  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sandwich:

8 slices of your favorite bread

  Butter for spreading (optional)

  Lettuce leaves (optional)

  – Sliced tomatoes (optional)

  1. Cook the Truly Irish Traditional Cure or Beechwood Smoked Rashers

   – Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

   – Add the bacon slices and cook until they are crispy and golden brown. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes per side.

   – Place the cooked bacon on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease. Once cooled, you can break the bacon into smaller pieces.


  1. Prepare the Cheese Spread:

   – In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

   – Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.


  1. Assemble the Sandwich:

   – Take a slice of bread and spread a thin layer of butter on one side if you prefer. Alternatively, you can use the cheese mixture as the spread.

   – On the non-buttered side (or cheese side), add a generous portion of the cheese mixture.

   – Top the cheese mixture with a few pieces of the crispy bacon.

   – Optionally, add lettuce leaves and sliced tomatoes for extra freshness and flavor.

   – Place another slice of bread on top to form a sandwich.


  1. Cook the Sandwich:

   – If you have a sandwich press or a panini press, you can use that to toast the sandwich until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted. This usually takes about 3-4 minutes in a preheated press.

   – If you don’t have a press, you can cook the sandwich in a skillet over medium heat. Just add a little butter to the skillet and cook the sandwich for about 2-3 minutes per side until it’s crispy and the cheese is melted.


  1. Serve:

   – Once the sandwich is cooked to your liking, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a minute or two.

   – Cut the sandwich in half diagonally, if desired, and serve warm.


This Truly Irish Rashers and Cheese Sandwich is a delicious comfort food option that’s perfect for a back-to-school lunch. You can customize it with your favorite bread and additional toppings to suit your taste. Enjoy!