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Easy Pull Apart-Cheese Bread & Giveaway

Easy Pull Apart Cheesy Bread is a wonderful appetizer or side dish!

Since the weather has been so incredible in Maine, we have been having a lot of cook out’s with our friends and family. I thought that this easy Pull-Apart Cheesy Bread would be popular with our friends and it really was, they devoured it as soon as I served it! The great thing besides being so tasty is how easy it is to make, plus, it looks really impressive when you serve it. Why serve boring slices of bread when you can serve Pull-Apart Cheesy Bread?? 

Watch your guests ooh and ahh when this goes on the table!


What you will need to make this Easy Pull Apart Cheesy Bread:

Chef Shamy Garlic Butter with Parmesan Cheese & Basil.




Have you tried Chef Shamy’s butter before? It is so delicious!

Chef Shamy’s slogan is Make the World a Butter Place®! I love it! Their butter doesn’t contain any oil and is a clean label. The savory butter can also be used in Keto Recipes for all of you that are low carbers!

Shelf life information is particularly useful for their butter:

  • The testing of the shelf life of Chef Shamy butter began several years ago when I left a container of sealed garlic butter on my counter for 3 months and then sent it to the Food Sciences Division of Utah State University for testing.
  • The butter tested well for 6 more months at that time. That is what gives rise to the 1-year shelf life (unopened) after manufacture. That said, here are the numbers and the suggestions:
  • Good for up to 2 years frozen (can be refrozen and re-refrigerated)
  • Good for up to 1 year unopened in your fridge
  • Good for up to 6 months after opening in your fridge if you use clean utensils
  • Good for up to several weeks after opening on your counter.
  • The time it will remain usable on your counter depends on ambient temperature, cleanliness of utensils, type of butter (garlic does the best as it contains the following bacterial inhibitors: Salt, Pepper, and Garlic (which has been acidified with vinegar)
  • Lemon dill Sautee butter should be refrigerated after each use as it tends to go rancid after a few days on your counter.

The long and short of it is, if you are going to use it up it is easier to use at room temperature. If you are going to have it around for 6 months I would definitely refrigerate between uses. That will give you a longer shelf life and a fresher taste. Chef Shamy butter (honey and garlic) that stayed on my countertop for weeks at a time. But the quality and flavor (like any butter) degrade over time.

Melt the Chef Shamy Garlic Butter in Microwave.

Slice up the Boule loaf into cubes, drizzle butter in between loaf.

Cut up Mozzarella String Cheese into small chunks, insert into bread.

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Easy Pull Apart-Cheese Bread & Giveaway
Yield: 1 Loaf

Easy Pull Apart-Cheese Bread & Giveaway

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Bread Knife,
Cutting Board,
Mixing Bowls,
Bread can be stuffed hours before baking, it can also be refrigerated for a couple hours. Pour the melted butter over the loaf before baking.


  • 1 Round Loaf Artisan Bread ( Boule) 16 ounce
  • 1 1/2 cups ( 6 ounces) Shredded or chopped cheese ( String cheese, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, cheddar or a mix)
  • 1/4 cup Chef Shamy Garlic Butter ( melted in microwave in increments of 10 seconds)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice bread into cubes.
  3. Slice bread horizontally and vertically into 1 inch cubes.
  4. Don't slice all the way through the loaf.
  5. Leave the bottom of the loaf intact with the bread still attached.
  6. In a bowl, mix the the cheese and any mix ins that you like.
  7. Optional mix ins: sausage, bacon, chives, red pepper flakes, green onions.
  8. Stuff the cheese into the bread.
  9. Stuff it in the vertical slices and horizontal slices.
  10. It helps to have someone hold the bread open while you stuff the cheese.
  11. Pour the melted Chef Shamy Garlic Butter over the loaf.
  12. Wrap the loaf with foil.
  13. Bake the loaf for 20 minutes.
  14. Uncover the top and let bake for an extra 10 minutes, or until the cheese is totally melted and the top is crispy.

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Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking

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Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Love this idea! So glad I still have garlic butter left! :]


Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Thank you Farrah!



Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Oh yes...I would happily dive into this! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen


Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Thank you Colleen!


Brenda Haines

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Thanks for this amazing chance! The Frugal & Fit link to Instagram isn't working and I can't find it myself. So I didn't do that entry.


Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Thank you for letting me know, I will try to fix that!



Monday 25th of June 2018

Perfect use for the garlic butter Nettie.


Monday 25th of June 2018

Thanks Wendy! Next time I am doubling the recipe, it got gobbled up so fast!! Nettie

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