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How to Make Whole Wheat Cheese Bread

I enjoy baking my own breads and treats for my family on the weekend as a healthier and tastier alternative to store-bought options.

finished loaf of whole wheat cheese bread

finished loaf of whole wheat cheese bread

Bread and Cheese: What's Not to Like?

This hearty loaf is great for sandwiches or a snack. It has full and nutty flavours of whole wheat accompanied by sharp cheddar cheese.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

2 hours

45 min

2 hours 45 min

1 loaf


  • 1 cup water, warm
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese, old/sharp
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  1. In the measuring cup or another bowl, add the dry yeast to the hot tap water, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and margarine. Stir to mix.
  3. Add the yeast/water mix to the dry ingredients, and stir with a large wooden spoon to blend.
  4. When the dough is blended, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, sprinkle a little more flour on top of the dough, and knead for a couple of minutes.
  5. Flatten dough, sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese, roll together, and continue kneading another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Flatten dough again, add rest of cheese, reserving a little to sprinkle on top. Continue kneading 2 minutes more.
  7. Form into loaf shape, place in greased loaf pan, score top in several places, sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Leave in a warm place to rise 1-2 hours, until top of loaf rises above loaf pan edge about 1 inch.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  10. Place loaf on centre rack and bake 40-45 minutes.
  11. When done baking, remove from pan and place on rack to cool.

© 2017 Wes Clark

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