Total Time
1hr 43mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 43 mins

This is my Gram's Cheese Bread Recipe and is a comfort food for everyone in our family. My Gram is the most amazing woman who shares her talents and love with her 7 children, many grandchildren and now even great grandchildren by teaching them how to craft and cook too. This bread is really the BEST toasted with real butter and I use extra sharp cheddar. This always turns out great and I am not a good baker. When she emailed our family the recipe a month or so ago I knew I had to post it. Here are her notes (with my comments): - - - - - Dear Ones, I usually double the recipe since it takes the same time. It is wonderful toasted. Love and Good Luck, Mom/Gram - - - - - (yes, we are all and always her Dear Ones - how cute is that! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup scalded whole milk (milk should have thin film on top, micro works well, a minute or two, I always do 3 rounds of 2 minu)
  • 34 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or any cheese you have on hand, tho cheddar makes the best flavor, Mozzarella is too stringy)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 ounce dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp if you buy bulk)
  • 3 cups flour (use unbleached if possible)


  1. Add cheese, butter, sugar and salt to milk. Stir to melt cheese. (I usually wait a little bit so cheese is not completely melted.)
  2. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast to dissolve. (I use fast acting yeast for bread machines.)
  3. Add flour-if too soft, add more flour a little at a time. (I started with 1/2 cup less and add more if needed.).
  4. Knead on lightly floured board till smooth.
  5. Place in greased bowl (spray w Pam), cover w/ towel and let rise until doubled in bulk. (I prewarm my oven and turn off and put dough in a bowl in the oven to double in the warm oven for approximately 45 minutes.).
  6. Punch down, shape into loaves and place in greased pans (Pam) and let rise until doubled. (I also do this second rise in the prewarmed oven for approximately 1 hour.).
  7. If desired, brush w/ beaten egg, before baking. It gives a nice shine to the bread when finished baking. (I have not done this yet, but mine aren't as pretty as Gram's either ;).
  8. Bake 350 degrees until nicely browned, 30 to 60 minutes, depending on size of loaf pan. Check the bottom of loaf to see if it is browned. (I usually do a double batch and make 2 large loves and bake for 43 minutes.).

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a