Garlic Cheese Bread With Prosciutto

READY IN: 35mins


  • 1
    loaf Italian bread (1 1/2 lb loaf or French bread)
  • 6
    ounces cheese (shredded mixed Italian cheeses)
  • 2
    tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1
    ounce prosciutto ham (6 thin slices)


  • Either make or purchase a 1.5 lb loaf of French or Italian bread (torpedo or batard shape).
  • Slice along entire loaf without cutting all the way through the bottom crust.
  • Cut the proscuitto into enough pieces to allow a piece per slice of bread.
  • Mix the garlic into the cheese.
  • Into each slice, slip one piece of ham and 1 to 2 tablespoons of cheese and garlic mixture.
  • Line a baking sheet with a piece of foil 3 to 4 inches longer than the loaf.
  • Crumple another sheet of foil to fit in the middle of the first sheet of foil to raise the middle of the loaf.
  • Set the loaf on the crumpled foil so that the loaf is arched.
  • Wrap the first sheet of foil around the loaf allowing the top of the loaf to be exposed and twist the ends of the foil to form a tight package.
  • Sprinkle any remaining cheese mixture along the top of the loaf.
  • Place in the center of a 350F oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is partially browned.
  • Carefully remove the bottom sheet of foil and serve on a long platter or serve with the foil pulled away from the loaf for access.