Highland Cheese Burger

To honour national burger day we have created an exclusive Highland Cheese Burger using our Local Tain Truckle from Highland Fine Cheeses to create a real taste of the Scottish highlands! Don’t live in the highlands? No problem! Try sourcing fresh local produce from your own area to create your own version of the Highland Cheese Burger.



  • 500g venison mince
  • Large pinch salt
  • Generous grind of cracked black pepper
  • 1 x tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 x tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 x 40g cubes of cheddar cheese/blue cheese. (We like to use Tain truckle or Strathdon Blue from Highland Fine Cheeses)



  • I x red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 x chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 1 x bag of baby spinach
  • 1 x beef tomato, sliced
  • 4 x ciabatta bread buns



Step 1 - Gently sauté the onions and mushrooms in a frying pan and set aside.

Step 2 - Place the minced beef into a bowl and break it up slightly, then season with salt and pepper. Add the sweet chilli sauce and lemon juice and combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 3 - Cut the cheese into 4 equal-sized cubes (about 30-40g each)

Step 4 - Divide the mince into 4 balls.

Step 5 - Half each ball in 2 to make 8 thin patties.

Step 6 - Place a cube of cheese into the centre of 4 patties. Top each with the other thin patty and seal the edges. Use your hands to form it into a round burger shape.

Step 7 - Preheat a lightly oiled griddle pan, grill or BBQ until hot and sear the burgers.  Continue to cook until the meat is cooked through turning occasionally (approximately 10 -12 minutes).

Step 8 - Lightly toast or warm through the ciabatta rolls in the oven

Step 9 - Let the burgers rest for 2 minutes. During this time, lightly sauté the spinach with the mushrooms and onion.

Step 10 - Finally, layer up your burger and toppings and serve!


 Serving tips

Rather than making your own burgers try adding the cheese to one of Ardgay Game’s own burgers, this works just as well if you are short of time or don’t have all the ingredients.