Ham and Mustard Cauliflower Cheese

The perfect centerpeice for a gathering with family and friends.


6 – 8 people


Tracklements Robust Wholegrain Mustard
Ham and Cauliflower Cheese


2kg rolled, tied gammon joint

2 tbsp Tracklements Robust Wholegrain Mustard

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 large cauliflowers cut into chunks

250g butter

80g plain flour

600ml milk

250g grated Cheddar cheese

All ingredients are available to purchase in our Farm Shop


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160’C.
  2. Place the gammon into a pan large enough that you can completely cover it with cold water and heat until it just starts to simmer, then remove from the heat and throw away the water.
  3. Put a length of foil over a roasting tin and another piece widthways to form a cross. Place the ham skin side up in the middle and wrap the foil up to create a tent around the ham which is tightly sealed but with room for air to circulate. Bake for 1 hour, then remove from the oven, remove the foil and turn the oven up to 220’C.
  4. While the ham is cooking:
    • Mix together the mustard and brown sugar into a paste.
    • Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 3-4 mins until just cooked, then drain and spread over a roasting tray.
    • Make the cheese sauce: melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the milk to form a roux and cook to a paste. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly to form a smooth sauce, season with pepper and taste. Simmer for 5 mins, stirring constantly and then add the cheese. Loosen with a little extra milk, if needed.
  5. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower in the roasting tray, sprinkle with extra cheese if wanted.
  6. Remove any string from the ham. Being careful to protect your hands, remove its skin by sliding a sharp knife under the skin and peeling it away, leaving as much of the fat as you can. Make a diamond pattern by scoring the fat crossways and then lengthways. Spread the mustard mixture all over the ham, pressing it into the score marks in the fat.
  7. Place the ham, fat side up in the middle of the cauliflower cheese and return to the hot oven for a further 30 mins until the ham is golden and the cheese is bubbling.
  8. Rest for 5 mins before serving.