Party Cheese Bread Recipe
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Party Cheese Bread Recipe

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You can't go wrong with this recipe. It looks fantastic and people just flock to it! It's great with pasta, too. Cheesy, buttery and finger-licking good, this bread is hard to beat. It's so simple and the taste is sinful! —Karen Grant, Tulare, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Minced fresh chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 491 calories, 30g fat (19g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut bread into 1-in. slices to within 1/2 in. of bottom of loaf. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Insert cheese in cuts.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients except chives; drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 20 minutes. Unwrap; bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with chives. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Party Cheese Bread in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010 , p18

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bl6avb User ID: 8251572 220070
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"My family loves this recipe. My only change - I use Dijonnaise instead of regular Dijon mustard. This maybe gives it a little milder mustard flavor. It's not low cal, but none of my recipes are!!"

SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 165058
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"great, easy & very pretty appetizer..I too added bacon over the top..guys loved it ,while watching football."

lorstout User ID: 2537668 178045
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"It also makes no sense to comment/complain about other ratings, give the recipe one star in order to do so, but give no actual feedback on the recipe. It takes away from the true rating for the recipe.

I did make this bread and it was delicious! I added crumbled bacon to the top and served it at a brunch tailgate. I will probably shred the cheese next time to allow better, more even melting."

pesamed7 User ID: 8019006 142672
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Amen Masterpiece. What good does it do to say they haven';t tired it, tasted it, or made it???? Hold REVIEW until AFTER you have actually attempted this or at least tasted it..."

masterpiece User ID: 4812913 165056
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"I don't understand how anyone who hasn't made this as written, can rate it appropriately. I wanted to see reviews from people who actually made this."

sks412 User ID: 3677962 210320
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"I have not yet made this either, but I think it will be delish and also I just had to give praise to kschintone. THANK YOU! I want to copy your response and post it on all the other recipe sites I visit. I'll rate it 5 stars to offset your 3-star rating :-)"

Anneokley User ID: 4245028 176209
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"Thanksfor speaking up Fuschia2000. This bread is delicious."

kschintone User ID: 6750045 162929
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"Fuschia2000 you are 100% correct. We often sit around and laugh at the posts that change 80% of the ingredients and then say they didn't like the recipe. That and the folks who find it necessary to inform us that there is too much; fat, sugar, meat, dairy or whatever in the recipe they have not tried. If you have a problem with the not make the recipe. Oh and shut up! We can all read and we have all been cooking for a while. We understand ingredients, you are NOT the great shining light of culinary correctness. Rant over, thank you. I'm giving a 3 only because I am forced to rate and having not made the bread I want to be as neutral as possible."

desmma15 User ID: 3711039 96594
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"This sounds great--if you live in California! In Waterloo, IA, we unfortunately do not have access to REAL sourdough!"

hlillis User ID: 1381495 142671
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Everyone at the party said it was yummy. Very filling."

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