The Pioneer Woman’s Roasted Garlic Pull-Apart Cheese Bread

Made with garlic and four different types of cheeses, this pull-apart bread is sure to be a hit at any holiday party or family dinner. The best bread to use for this recipe is a crusty sourdough or any other dense type of bread, as it holds together better when you pull it apart. This makes a great appetizer or centerpiece for your main course!

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond.

8 garlic cloves
2 tsp olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper
4 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
4 oz fontina cheese, grated
4 oz Parmesan Cheese, grated
4 oz Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
2 tsp chopped fresh chives
2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 round artisan or sourdough loaf
8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, melted

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.


2. Place the garlic cloves on a square of heavy foil, drizzle the olive oil over them, and sprinkle with salt and paper.


3. Wrap it up into a parcel and roast for one hour.


4. Or until the garlic is golden, nutty, and soft. Set it aside to cool and reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. (You can roast the garlic up to a couple of days ahead of time and keep it in a small jar of oil in the fridge. Roast a bunch of cloves! You never know when you’ll need ‘em!)


5. In a bowl, combine the cheeses, roasted garlic, chives, red pepper flakes, and some black pepper.


6. Stir to mix everything together, smushing the garlic cloves so that little bits are distributed throughout the cheese. (You can get in there and use your fingers if you’d rather!)


7. Cut the bread in 1.5 inch wide strips in one direction, taking care not to cut all the way through the loaf.


9. Rotate the bread 90 degrees and cut the bread crosswise again. Move slowly and use caution! A serrated knife helps immensely.


10. Set the bread on a large piece of foil and stuff the cheese mixture in between the rows.


11. And keep going until that bread is so stuffed with cheese, it can’t see straight!


12. Drizzle the melted butter evenly all over the surface of the bread. Wrap the bread in foil and bake for 25 minutes. Open up the foil and bake it for another 10 minutes.


13. Carefully unwrap the bread and dig in!