Cheddar Herb Swirl Bread

This is a delicious, homemade savory swirl bread made with sharp cheddar cheese and a mixture of fresh herbs!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, chedder, Herb
Servings 2 loaves


  • Bread:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbs active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk whole or 2%
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 1/2 – 6 cups bread flour
  • Filling will be split between two loaves:
  • 3 Tbsp minced Italian parsley
  • 3 Tbsp minced dill weed
  • 3 cups of shredded cheddar


  1. Pour a cup of warm water into the bowl of a standing mixer. Add the yeast and stir gently. Give it about 10 minutes to bloom.
  2. Stir in melted butter, milk and salt into the water, on low speed with paddle attachment.
  3. While mixer is on low, gradually add 5 1/2 cups of the flour and stir to form a shaggy dough.
  4. Switch to dough hook attachment and knead it on low speed for 8-10 minutes to form a smooth, slightly tacky dough. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  5. Cover the dough with a saran wrap or a towel and place in the warm dry place. Let rise for about an hour. Punch the dough once and let it rise once again, for about an hour.
  6. Divide dough into two pieces. Roll the dough out on the counter. Make sure that the dough is a little less wide than your loaf pan. Try to make the dough about 1/6th to 1/8th of an inch think.
  7. Spread minced herbs and cheese all over the dough, evenly.
  8. Roll up the dough and place it in the greased loaf pan, seam side down. (Don't be like me and forget to place it seam down, wink!)
  9. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375.
  11. Let the loaves rise until about double in size, about 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle with some more cheese over the top.
  12. Bake bread for 30-35 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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