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I used to love the cheese, ham and English mustard or pickled onion butties my Mum used to make me for my packed lunches at school and even work if I was running late. As a lot of you will know, now I have a gluten and dairy free diet and I’m veggie, I try most of the time to be vegan because it’s the kind thing to do and I’m nearly there anyway.

Here’s what I used

Genius Seaded Loaf

Vitalite Vegan Spread

Violife Flavour Ham Slices

Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Flavour Block

Colman’s Mustard (a teeny bit)

Verdict on the Ingredients

The ham had some decent flavour and the texture wasn’t too bad, just a little soft. The last ham substitute I tried had the texture of a damp flannel, so this was an improvement.

The block was, almost aggressively, cheese flavoured. It tasted more cheesy than cheesy puffs, Wotsits and Mini Cheddars put together and I have to admit that I liked it!

OMG I do not remember English mustard being blow-your-head-off kind of strong. Whew!

I love all kinds of Genius bread because it really is THE best gf bread you will find.

Vitalite do one of the best dairy free spreads. It doesn’t taste strongly of olive oil (like some) and it’s not as wish-washy as others.

The Result

The ‘ham’ and ‘cheesetasted unexpectedly similar and the textures were identical. I should have cut the cheese chunkier but then the flavour would have been overwhelming. The ‘ham’ and the mustard where perfect together so I just stuck to that for the next sandwiches I made. Ive been eating the cheese on crackers with different sandwich pickles or in a toasty with fresh spring onions.

Can you make a ham & cheese sandwich gluten free and vegan?


Hope you enjoyed my little experiment. At least now you know what products are good for other things.

What are your suggestions for gf vegan sandwiches?


6 responses to “Can You Make a Cheese & Ham Sandwich Gluten Free & Vegan?”

  1. Sandra Avatar

    I think the sandwich combo I miss the most is a good salami with cheddar and mayo on a toasted sourdough roll. I haven’t been able to replicate it either. Thanks for sharing your experiment with us! ❤️


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      That sounds amazing! Quorn Peperoni is lovely and there’s some great mayos but cheddar and sourdough is so difficult!

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      1. Sandra Avatar

        I didn’t know quorn carries a pepperoni! I’ll have to look for it. Thank you Chrissie!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. teachezwell Avatar

    I’m also dairy and gluten free! I really enjoyed your ham sandwich taste test! Thanks for trying it out first. I have yet to find a non-dairy cheese that I like. I’ve not tried lately, though….

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I didn’t know that hon! I don’t know if you have it in the states but Violife original is the best as it’s not trying too hard and just tastes like Edam.

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      1. teachezwell Avatar

        I’ve not heard of it but maybe we do?

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