1 large Loaf of Round Bread
8 oz. Sliced Cheese (your choice-see note)
½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
½ lb. Smoked Bacon, chopped & cooked crisp
2 cloves Fresh Garlic
½ cup Unsalted Butter, melted
Slice a cross-hatch pattern in the bread about one inch apart from the top. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Between each cut insert a slice of cheese. Brake the slices up as needed to do this with the bread. Also sprinkle the bacon into all the sliced areas. Mix the garlic and butter in a small bowl and pour most of it over the sliced areas. Brush the remaining butter mixture over top and bread and sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese. Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil and place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted. Open foil and bake an additional 5 minutes. Place loaf on a serving platter and serve. Guests can pull off pieces or use a sharp knife to cut off a section.
Note: I recommend using Mozzarella or Colby-Jack cheese for the slices. But try whatever flavor of cheese meets your flavor profile.
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