Cheese and herb bread


Cheese and herb bread

Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins


  • 1 pound long loaf French or sourdough bread
  • 10 ounces Fontina cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh arugula
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Remove enough bread from the bottom half to create 1/2-inch deep cavity.
  2. Mix cheese with remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Pack cheese mixture into bottom half of bread. Place top half of bread over and press loaf together firmly. Wrap tightly in foil.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Bake bread until heated through, about 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove foil; cut bread crosswise into 1-inch wide diagonal slices and serve.