Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar BBQ Coleslaw…

I am a big fan of cheese coleslaw and today I have this Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar BBQ Coleslaw to share with you.

Created by Lee Westcott for Davidstow. Lee says “This dish takes me back to a family holiday we had in Cornwall. I have great memories of my brother and I preparing a BBQ by the beach in Constantine Bay and this salad would have been the perfect accompaniment.”

Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar BBQ Coleslaw:

Serves: 4

This recipe is great for a summer BBQ. It makes a perfect accompaniment to a cheese board and gives you an exciting twist to your regular coleslaw. 


  • ¼ whole cabbage, or 1 small cut in ½ 
  • 4 red onions, peeled and cut in half through the root 
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced lengthways into 4 equal pieces.You can use a Japanese mandolin slicer for this if you have one available.
  • 3 Braeburn apples
  • ½ small bunch tarragon, picked, washed and chopped
  • ½ small bunch parsley, picked washed and chopped
  • ½ small bunch dill, picked, washed and chopped
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 50ml Tarragon vinegar, this can be bought from most well-known supermarkets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 30g poppy seeds
  • Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar to taste, finely grated 


1. Cut the white cabbage into quarters, place onto a hot BBQ until lightly charred and remove. Once cool, cut the woody core from each quarter. 

2. Repeat step 1 with the onions and carrots. 

3. Once barbecued, shred all the vegetables into thin strips, in a slaw style manner. 

4. For the dressing add tarragon vinegar to a bowl and slowly whisk in the olive oil. 

5. Peel and grate the apples, add to the vegetables, followed by the chopped herbs. 

6. Toss the thinly sliced vegetables with the dressing, poppy, salt, pepper and finally the Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar. 

Recipe and images courtesy of: Created by Lee Westcott for Davidstow®

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  1. Rhian Westbury
    7th February 2017 / 10:06 am

    I'm going to be honest usually I'm not a huge coleslaw fan but this looks really nice as it doesn't just look like it's full of mayo x

  2. Newcastle Family Life
    7th February 2017 / 10:38 am

    My other half would like this as he loves cheese coleslaw x

  3. Sarah - let them be small
    7th February 2017 / 7:30 pm

    this looks so good. I love coleslaw so much – perfect instead of salad with toasted sandwiches or jacket spuds

  4. Jayne SMABL
    8th February 2017 / 6:19 am

    Ooops sorry, keyboard went mad on me! I have never really thought of doing a cheesy coleslaw before. Will have to do some of this, especially to go with the bbq's this year 🙂 x

  5. Stella Olojola
    8th February 2017 / 7:32 am

    I love my coleslaw. This looks very delicious.

  6. oneyummymummy
    8th February 2017 / 9:47 am

    this is my kinda food i love coleslaw, this one looks so tasty

  7. Evelina
    8th February 2017 / 12:41 pm

    My biggest problem with coleslaw that is full of mayo but this one looks so fresh and healthy. Definitely better than a traditional one.

  8. ana de jesus
    8th February 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I have tried normal coleslaw but cheese coleslaw sounds soooo good. I would love some x

  9. Esther Mukoro
    10th February 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I really like this coleslaw. Not full of Mayonnaise and looks very much like a salad which makes it a healthy option. I will be giving it a go this weekend.

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