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Cheese roll

Cheese roll

New Zealand‘s or a Southland cheese roll is a slice of sandwich bread, on which a sauce of evaporated milk (unsweetened condensed milk), cheese and onion soup is spread, before it is rolled then toasted. Cheese rolls are a very popular food in Otago and Southland of New Zealand. It uncommonly referred to as southern sushi. They are one of only a very small number of recipes which are specific to only one of New Zealand's two main islands; the South Island.


The dish is very simple to prepare, involving at minimum a slice of bread and cheese. More often, added ingredients are placed into a filling mixture, which is prepared earlier. These ingredients typically include onion, Worcestershire sauce, and onion soup mix though other fillings, such as crushed pineapple or sweet corn are also known. An important factor in the preparation of cheese rolls is that this filling mixture is prepared separately before being added to the bread, rather than the filling simply being a slice of cheese covered with any other ingredients.

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