Roast Aubergine with Caramelised Onion, Garden Herbs & Irish Soft Sheep’s Cheese - By Orla McAndrew

The private chef Orla McAndrew was on the Six O Clock Show yesterday evening creating a beautiful dish of roasted aubergines, carmelised onions, garfden herbs and Velvet Cloud soft cheese

Our soft sheeps cheese is now sold out, but this dish works just as beautifully with our Labneh soft cheese which for now is only available online here.

Orla's idea to blend it will honey and herbs is a fantastic one, and this mix would work wonderfully over an roast vegetables. We've adapted the recipie from last night here::


 2 aubergines

4 onions

Olive oil

30g mint

30g parsley

30g basil

2 sprigs thyme

200g Velvet Cloud Labneh soft sheep’s cheese

Tbsp local honey

1 red chilli

30g flaked almonds

100g couscous

1 pomegranate

Edible flowers (optional)

200ml veg stock


Orla Mc Andrew Private Chef on The Six O Clock Show


 Slice the aubergine in length halfway. Score diagonally in crisscross shape. Place on a baking sheet and brush with rapeseed oil and roast in oven at 180 degrees for approx 40 minutes.

 Velvet Cloud Soft Sheep's Cheese on the Television

  1. Finely sliced the onions and gently sauté in rapeseed oil for approx 30 minutes until golden and sticky.


  1. Place the Velvet Cloud labneh, honey and thyme in a blender and blitz up and set aside 


  1. Finely chop all the herbs being careful not to bruise them.

Deseed and finely sliced the chilli.


5.Place almonds on baking sheet and pop into the oven for 5-7 minutes ensuring they don't burn.


  1. To make the couscous follow packet instructions.

Place the dried couscous in a bowl and cover with hot vegetable stock. Cover and allow the liquid to absorb for 5 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork and add in herbs of choice, pomegranate seeds and decorate with edible flowers.



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