Ploughman's picnic loaf

A great picnic snack of ham, gem lettuces, pickle and cheese sandwiched in a cholla loaf. This is quite a substantial snack and one loaf feeds 4-8 people.
Serves: 4-8
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 1 round cholla loaf


    • 6 tbs mayonnaise


    • 200g (7oz) Cheddar cheese, sliced


    • 4 tbs pickle (we used Branston Original pickle)


    • 2 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated


    • 4 slices ham






    1. Cut the cholla loaf into 3 horizontally and spread each layer with mayonnaise. Arrange the cheese slices on the bottom layer, spread with pickle and top with lettuce leaves.


    1. Put the middle layer of cholla on top and press down. Arrange the ham slices on that. Replace the top of the loaf.


    1. Push 4 wooden skewers into the loaf to hold it together. Wrap it well in a large sheet of greaseproof paper and then foil. Take a bread knife with you to cut it up.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 19.0g saturates 7.0g calories 324(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.