Somerset Cheddar & Bacon Sweet Pointed Peppers

When Wyke Farms got in touch about their cheese for tea campaign I knew I wanted to get involved.  Firstly I love food, I cook simple and humble food for my family, and secondly my first love is cheese! So this is a win/win situation for me.


My challenge was to come up with a recipe with cheese as the main source of protein.  Cheddar is full of calcium, it’s a great protein source and full of vitamins too. Wyke Farms have pulled together some amazing cheddar cheese recipes which highlight this amazing protein source as a great alternative for our mealtimes.

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Here’s my recipe to add to the already amazing gallery of recipes on the Wyke Farms website.

Somerset Cheddar and Bacon Sweet Pointed Peppers


  • 2 red sweet pointed peppers
  • Wyke Farms Mature Cheddar Cheese approx 100g (to taste)
  • 4-5 rashers of streaky bacon
  • Olive Oil

To Serve

  • Mexican Spicy Rice
  • Soft flour tortilla wraps
  • Sour Cream
  • Limes
  • Fresh Coriander to garnish


  • Slice the two red sweet pointed peppers in half and de-seed.
  • Place in an oven proof dish and rub with olive oil to stop the peppers sticking to the dish.
  • Add cubes of Wyke Farm Mature Cheddar (I cut them about an inch squared) and crumble cooked and slightly cooled streaky bacon.
  • Place in a 200 degree oven for 20-25 mins, I checked halfway through and added more cheese.
  • Leave to cool slightly and serve.

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We felt a definite need to add more cheese half way through cooking.

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Leave to cool slightly and serve with spicy mexican rice, sour cream, lime wedges and coriander.

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Jon totally added a bloke element and loaded his melted cheese pepper with spicy rice, added a twist of lime and wrapped the whole pepper in a soft flour tortilla and demolished the lot.  We added a beer we love called Desperado’s to wash our tea down with as the sun was still shining in the evening.  A Somerset tea with a mexican twist, absolutely delicious.

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19 Comments on Somerset Cheddar & Bacon Sweet Pointed Peppers

  1. yvette morgan
    July 5, 2016 at 07:12 (3 years ago)

    looks yummy will try this soon xx

  2. Laura: Adventures with J
    July 5, 2016 at 07:14 (3 years ago)

    So simple and presented beautifully and completely yummy! Love the man touch 🙂 not surprised it was all gone though. I’d like a dinner invite next time you cook this please 🙂

  3. Lizzie Somerset
    July 5, 2016 at 13:45 (3 years ago)

    Thanks Laura! I enjoyed making them and eating them! xo

  4. Lizzie Somerset
    July 5, 2016 at 13:46 (3 years ago)

    I’m going to try with their Vintage cheese I think that will work really well too! Thanks Yvette! xo

  5. Kelly
    July 5, 2016 at 13:55 (3 years ago)

    I LOVE cheese! These look AMAZING!!!! 🙂 plus, any excuse for a beer! xxx

  6. Lizzie Somerset
    September 27, 2016 at 19:58 (3 years ago)

    Thank you Kelly, I’m with you any excuse for a cheeky beer and some yummy food xo

  7. Katy (What Katy Said)
    October 4, 2016 at 08:46 (3 years ago)

    Ooh these look delicious! I get so bored of the same old meals so will add this to my list of things to try! x

  8. Franki - Wonderful Chaos
    October 4, 2016 at 10:52 (3 years ago)

    Ohh this sounds and looks delicious and a perfect recipe for a half and half family like mine. I don’t eat meat, husband does.
    Will definitely be giving this a go. x

  9. Amanda
    October 4, 2016 at 12:55 (3 years ago)

    These look absolutely delicious and I am sure my husband would adore them… not so sure about my son, so maybe I’ll make them next weekend when my parents have O overnight so we can celebrate our anniversary together 🙂

  10. Lizzie Somerset
    October 4, 2016 at 13:01 (3 years ago)

    Thank you Aby, perfect for a side or lunch idea xo

  11. Lizzie Somerset
    October 4, 2016 at 13:01 (3 years ago)

    Same, lovely to have inspiration from others, thank you Katy xo

  12. Lizzie Somerset
    October 4, 2016 at 13:02 (3 years ago)

    A lovely side for an anniversary meal Amanda, it’s our anniversary soon too! October is a lovely month to get married xo

  13. Lizzie Somerset
    October 4, 2016 at 13:02 (3 years ago)

    I love cheese and it is delicious and melty and lovely! Thank you Michelle xo

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