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Recipe – The Ultimate Tuna Melt With Lactofree

The peeps at Lactofree are always thinking of new and innovative ways of helping you say yes to dairy and the latest is the ultimate in fuss free – grated cheddar. They sent me some to try and challenged me to come up with a recipe for the ultimate cheese toastie. I was apprehensive to be honest as I find pre-grated cheddar doesn’t tend to melt well, especially when the cheese has been processed in some way. This cheese isn’t really strong enough for me but DID melt well, what a bonus for lactose intolerant people out there!

Here you have it. My ultimate tuna melt, an absolutely favourite of mine with a twist.


Ingredients – Serves 1

2 slices thick bread – I used Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin loaf as I love the nutty seeds
1 tablespoon butter
1 tin tuna chunks in brine – drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons red onion jam
50g Lactofree grated cheddar


Butter both slices of bread and spread with the red onion jam. In a separate bowl combine the tuna and mayonnaise with a tiny splash of vinegar, season to taste.

Top one slice of bread with the tuna mixture then top with the Lactofree grated cheddar.

Put the second piece of bread on top, buttered side down, and either pop in a sandwich maker or a George Foreman grill.

Cook until the cheese is oozy and gooey, enjoy straight away.


Lactofree products provided for review purposes.


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