Total Time
3hrs 50mins
Prep 3 hrs 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Use the sharpest cheddar that you can find!


  1. Melt a little butter, add the onion and fry for 4-5 minutes, until softened.
  2. Sift the flours together; add the yeast, salt, cheese, onion and remaining butter and sufficient milk to mix to a dough.
  3. Knead until smooth.
  4. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 1½- 2 hours to rise.
  5. Turn out, knead gently and shape into a round loaf.
  6. Place on a baking sheet and leave to rise for 45-60 minutes.
  7. Brush with water, sprinkle with a little flour, cut a criss-cross pattern on the top and bake at 425°F 30-35 minutes.
Most Helpful

It was a little hard when it came out of the oven and dried out completely within two days even though I had it wrapped up well. The flavor was pretty good, a nice mild rye, but I couldn't really taste the cheese and I would have liked more of that flavor. Thanks for sharing though.

littleturtle September 19, 2008