Party Cheese Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.


16 servings

Updated: Dec. 31, 2023
You can't go wrong with this cheese bread recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is sinful. Plus it looks fantastic, and people just flock to it! It's better than the usual garlic bread with pasta, too. —Karen Grant, Tulare, California


  • 1 round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 1 pound 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


  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 longer. If desired, sprinkle with chives.
Cheese Bread Tips

How can you make this cheese bread recipe your own?

You can switch up the cheese you use in this cheese bread recipe. Consider using mozzarella, cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack. Really, whatever cheese you fancy! You can also experiment with different spices—perhaps add a bit of smoked paprika and a seasoning blend (like Italian seasoning), or sprinkle on some poppy seeds.

Can you make cheese bread ahead of time?

You can always assemble your bread ahead of time, wrap it in foil, and keep it in your refrigerator until ready to bake. This is helpful if you are taking your cheese bread to a party and want to bake it up fresh at your destination! Sprinkle on the chives, if desired, after baking.

How should you reheat leftover cheese bread?

Wrap any leftover bread tightly in foil and store in the refrigerator, where it should last for up to 3 days. When ready to reheat, pop the cheese bread—still wrapped—in a low temperature oven until it reaches your desired warmth (20 to 25 minutes ought to do the trick). Can't get enough cheese? We've got more cheese recipes for you!

—Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 237 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.