Favourite recipe's from the Batch Farm team

They'll be cheesy, buttery and irresistible. Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment

Poutine – Staff Favourite Recipe

Poutine is to cheesy chips like a supermarket pasty is to beef wellington. They look similar(ish) but the quality of the ingredients and the subtle differences put them world’s apart. Born in Quebec, Canada – though the actual origin is disputed  – Poutine is at it’s simplest fries topped with cheese curd and light gravy. As with all “simple” things, the quality is achieved through ingredients and attention to detail. Add our Squeaky Cheese Curd to your Poutine recipe and you are well on your way to recreating one of the finest snack meals in the world.


You can substitute supermarket french fries to skip the french fry step in this recipe. Deep frying will always be better than oven cooking but it’s entirely up to you.

French Fries

6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into desired thickness.
Oil for frying


500ml Vegetable stock
1 tbsp Cornflour
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Vinegar


500g Squeaky Cheese Curd

Chopped spring onions for garnish


If you are using supermarket chips or french fries (or you have bought them already cooked) you can skip the first step.

French Fries

Heat the oil in your deep fryer to 190C. It is important to be conscious of the capacity of your fryer as if you over load it your temperature will drop and your fries won’t be crispy.

Load your pre-cut french fries into your basket and immerse in the oil. Deep fry for 4 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towel and start your gravy.

When you have cooked your gravy, deep fry your french fries for a further 4 minutes just prior to serving.


On a low heat in a saucepan melt your butter. When melted add your flour and whisk until there are no lumps and the mixture is cooking through. While whisking slowly ad the vegetable stock a little at a time until all the stock has been combined with the thickener. Allow to cook through until a boil is reached. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Once it has stood stir the vinegar through the gravy.


On a plate place a portion of the french fries. Cover with a generous serving of squeaky cheese curd and then pour on the gravy. The gravy will warm the cheese curd without melting it completely.

Garnish with spring onions.

More from the Blog

We’re still making and selling cheese

We are Still Shipping Cheese!We are still shipping orders placed via our website during the COVID-19 crisis. Like everyone we are taking extra precautions to guard against transmission while also being able to ship our cheese directly to you. The best place for news...

Awards Season with Gould’s Cheddar

Mid Somerset Show We are very pleased to walk away from the Mid Somerset Show with a Bronze Medal for our traditional Extra tasty Cheddar Cheese. It's great to have the hard work that is put into each batch of cheese recognised at the annual cheese awards. Frome...

Gold Award Winning Cheddar Cheese

Last weekend at the British Cheese Awards held at the Royal Bath and West Show our farmhouse cheddar that we produce for M&S took out a gold medal.

Cheesymite Scrolls – Favourite Staff Recipes

This is a quick and easy recipe for Cheesymite Scrolls. Using any of our traditional farmhouse cheddar’s you can have a wonderful cheesy snack in no time.

Christmas 2017 Deliveries

Christmas 2017 Orders During our Black Friday promotion we advised our last order date for Christmas delivery would be Monday 11th of December. Unfortunately the Royal Mail delivery service has been straining since before this date and it has come to our attention...