Preheat the oven to 180°C, and roast the almonds for about 10 minutes, until golden and fragrant, set aside to cool. Keep a close eye as they can burn easily, and taste bitter.
In a bowl, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil and a good pinch of salt. Check seasoning — it should be lemony and salty
Remove the stalk, finely slice the kale leaves, and add to the lemon. Using your hands, massage the lemon dressing into the kale, scrunching and squeezing as you go. The lemon will soften the kale and it will reduce in size. Transfer to a serving dish.
Roughly chop the almonds and sprinkle on top of the kale, along with a crumble of salty cheddar.