Every party deserves a centerpiece that will “wow” your guests! Well, this centerpiece has nothing to do with flowers, but it sure does deliver the cheese! The bumping smells from Party Cheese Bread will be beckoning to your partygoers from the minute they step in the door. The fluffy and tender boss of a sourdough loaf combined with the pull of the spicy, melty cheeses will be all the temptation they can handle! It sounds to us like Party Cheese Bread will be the life of any party, that’s for sure! Get out the disco ball and start dancing the night away with this hunk-of-burnin’-cheesy love! It’s just so good, you might not know what hit you!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) round loaf sourdough bread
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • fresh chives, optional, to taste, minced

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line an 18×26-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and top with a sheet of aluminum foil.

Step 3 –Place the bread on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to vertically cut the top of it into 1-inch slices, stopping 1/2-inch from the bottom of the loaf and not cutting all the way through.

Step 4 –Horizontally cut the top of the sourdough bread, repeating the same 1-inch cuts just in the opposite direction, stopping 1/2-inch from the bottom of the loaf and not cutting all the way through.

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Step 5 –In a large bowl, add the cheese, the melted butter, the lemon juice, the Dijon mustard, the garlic powder, the onion powder, and the celery salt and stir to combine.

Step 6 –Place the bread on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 7 –Evenly drizzle the cheese mixture all over the bread.

Step 8 –Completely cover the top, bottom, and sides of the bread with aluminum foil.

Step 9 –Bake the cheese bread for 20 minutes.

Step 10 –Carefully unwrap and discard the top piece of aluminum foil and bake until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.

Step 11 –Sprinkle the bread with the chives.

Step 12 –Serve immediately.