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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time

Cook Time

6 to 8

Cuisine Type

Cheese Types

Recipe Description

With a festive crosshatch pattern on top, this ultimate cheese bread is an impressive appetizer, starter or brunch side when serving a crowd.


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large oval shaped loaf of bread
  • 2 cups shredded Cady Creek Farms Gouda


Preheat oven to 350°F

  • In a small bowl, stir together butter, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Using a bread knife, without cutting all the way through to the bottom crust, cut a crosshatch pattern into the top of the bread loaf by making 1-inch slices in both directions.
  • Brush the top of the bread and inside the crosshatches with the butter mixture.
  • Stuff crosshatches of bread with cheese. Wrap bread loosely in foil and place on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bread is toasty and heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Tip: Serve with ranch dressing, warmed tomato sauce, or buffalo wing sauce for dipping if desired.

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