Hasselback Cheesy Garlic Loaf

This bread is perfect for the garlic bread lover in all of us. It does not skimp on either the cheese or garlic butter, and it's easy to pull-apart and serve alongside a pasta dish. Great for dipping in your favourite pasta sauce!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 slices


  • 1 fresh french loaf
  • 200g (about 1/2 bar) Monterey Jack cheese 1/4 inch slices
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Slice the french bread in 1/2-3/4 inch slices, right down to the bottom, but do not cut all the way through the bread.

  3. Stuff 2-3 slices of cheese in between each slice of bread.

  4. To make the garlic butter: add the butter, minced garlic, and parsley into a measuring cup. Microwave for 20-30 seconds until the butter is melted. Quickly give it a stir.

  5. Cut a long sheet of aluminum foil, and place on top of a baking pan. Carefully place the loaf of bread on top of the foil. Pour half of the garlic butter all over the bread, ensuring it's evenly covered. Wrap the entire loaf of bread in the foil, making sure it's tightly covered, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

  6. After 20 minutes, remove the foil from the bread, and pour the rest of the garlic butter over the top. Add whatever toppings you'd like - more grated cheese, tomato, green onion, or peppers, and place back in the oven, bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven, and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use whatever cheese you'd like. Cheddar, marble, mozzarella. It's whatever your personal preference is!