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Smoked Gouda Cheese Bread

Smoked Gouda Cheese Bread is chewy with a crisp crust and lots of smoky cheese flavor. It's great for sandwiches or toast - imagine it on grilled cheese!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 20
Calories 258kcal
Author Marye Audet-White


  • 1 active dry yeast (I usually use 1 tablespoon because I buy in bulk.)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105F)
  • Pinch of powdered ginger
  • 2 cups warm buttermilk (105F)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , melted and cooled so that it is warm to the touch but not hot.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 cups white bread flour
  • 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda
  • 1 egg


  • In a medium sized bowl mix the ginger, sugar, yeast, and warm water.
  • Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • Whisk the buttermilk, honey, salt, and baking soda together and add it to the yeast mixture.
  • Add three cups of flour and mix until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes on low of a stand mixer.
  • Pour in the butter until it is totally mixed into the batter.
  • Add the rest of the flour, one cup at a time, keeping mixer on low speed.
  • Add 1-1/2 cups of the cheese, reserving 1/2 cup for the crust.
  • When dough pulls from the sides of the bowl remove it from the mixer to a lightly floured surface. Knead until elastic and smooth.
  • You can also knead in your mixer according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Place in greased bowl, turn to grease the top, and cover with a clean tea towel.
  • Allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 hours, or until double.
  • Punch down and form into two loaves.
  • Form into loaves the shape of your choice or place in greased loaf pans.
  • Grease tops.
  • Cover, and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Brush the bread loaves with the beaten egg mixed with 1 teaspoon of water.
  • Sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. You can cover the tops with foil if they brown too fast.
  • Remove loaves from oven.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Gently run a knife around the edge of the pan if you used one; between the bread and the pan to loosen it.
  • Turn out and cool completely on a rack.
  • Cover the loaves as they cool if you want soft crusts.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 0.5mg