If you’re looking for the perfect vessel to bear a nice slice of cheddar cheese, you can’t go far wrong with Walkers Highland Oatcakes. These beautifully simple biscuits have a very mild flavour of their own, which makes them the ideal base for some more robust flavours.
In keeping with their long tradition as a simple Scottish snack, the list of ingredients in these oatckes is short. Oats, flour, oil, powdered milk, some sugar, and a little salt and baking soda are all there is to it. As a result, they don’t taste of much, but that’s the beauty of oatcakes – their job is to fade into the background and provide support for other, stronger tastes. It’s an important role which Walkers Highland Oatcakes manage admirably. Needless to say, they work particularly well with the robustly flavoured cheeses of their Scottish homeland, but their light, nutty flavour makes them highly versatile. They also go great with something crumbly and acidic like feta, or even with something entirely different like pesto.
Being made from rolled Scottish oats, rather than other grains such as wheat or rye, they have a distinctive texture compared with other types of savoury biscuits. Bite into one and you’ll experience a satisfying crunch, but without the crumbling that you’ll often get with cream crackers or crispbreads. This makes them the ideal base layer for a quick snack when you don’t want to get crumbs on your clothes!
Walkers Highland Oatcakes are slightly thicker than their other product in our range, Fine Oatcakes. They’re also baked with a little added sugar, so they’re just a bit sweeter. You’re bound to prefer one or the other, but if you’re not sure, why not try both?
And if you’re looking for something to round off your charcuterie board, check out our range of chutneys and relishes.