Wild Garlic and Wilde’s Curd Cheese Cornbread

wild garlic and curd cheese cornbread

It’s been a while since I posted a cheesy recipe on here but the lovely chaps at Wilde’s Cheese sent me away with such a mammoth cheese doggy-bag that I had two choices: use all the pieces to build a cheese igloo, or get my cooking cap on. As well as cheese, they also gave me a gorgeous bunch of wild garlic, the last of the season. I can only find wild leeks round here so this was a real treat. Searching for inspiration, I came across and slightly adapted this recipe, which seemed the perfect way to wed up some of my ingredients. The result was lovely, gritty cornbread, studded with melty bits of curd cheese. I halved the quantity of wild garlic in the recipe but even so it packs a punch, so probably not a great first date food. Fortunately, I am old and well past all that malarkey.



250g fine yellow cornmeal

50g gram flour

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

100ml olive oil

200ml water

100ml cream

80ml apple juice

50g wild garlic, chopped

100g soft curd cheese

30g grated parmesan

Preheat the oven to 200c/180 fan-assisted/gas mark 6. Butter a 25cm flan-case or similar-sized baking tin.

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.


Mix all the wet ingredients together and add to the dry ones, along with the wild garlic and the cheeses.


Mix well to form a batter and pour it all into the flan-case or tin.


Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the middle is set. Leave to cool and cut into slices. Serve it with soup or chunky chilli.



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5 responses to “Wild Garlic and Wilde’s Curd Cheese Cornbread

  1. Old, my eye and Betty Martin! I know what you mean about garlic though – you have to make sure the whole family eats it. Your cornbread looks gorgeous, I can almost taste it. Wish I really could!

  2. This is beautiful. I love a really cheesy cornbread. I’ve tried it with green chili, but not with garlic.

  3. That looks SO delicious! I “collect” cornbread songs, btw. Here’s one 🙂 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yy6qICUTe0

  4. Oh. My. God. Yes please!!!!!!!!

  5. Enjoyable, I look forward to trying the recipe.

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