Scottish Cheddar Cheese Loaf

This delicious traditional Scottish Cheddar Cheese Loaf is lovely fresh out of the oven with a wee spreading of butter on the top. Its cheesy, hearty and delicious dunked into a freshly made soup in the early Spring or Winter months.

We enjoyed a slice of this with a home made Scottish tattie and leek soup, it was delicious! My daughter loves to dunk her whole slice and fish it out of the soup lol! I have to admit it is rather tasty and I quite often copy her lol! You can watch the full recipe in the video below or print the recipe out at the bottom of this recipe page.

I made this recipe with some cheese I was gifted from the Scottish 1057 Cheddar cheese. I worked with them on a recipe to make the delicious cheesy tart which is listed on my blog and instagram page. It was really popular and very tasty! If you enjoy cheesy recipes you can pick up a copy of the recipe here – It’s definitely worth a try!

If you like the sound of this recipe you might also enjoy some of these recipes from my Youtube channel below. The cheesy loaf would work well with the following soup recipes. The traditional Scottish cock a leekie soup is a real favourite and would be lovely with this loaf. If you enjoy smoked fish the lovely traditional Scottish Cullen Skink would be delicious as a main course with this bread. Its a real hearty soup on its own but this bread would be great for dunking and picking up all the flavours of this rich creamy soup.

Tips for making this recipe:

  • this bread is best made fresh but you can store any leftovers in a sealed container or wrapped in a piece of beeswax wrapping or similiar. I would toast up any leftover bread the following day to create a lovely warm slice for your soup.
  • you can serve this bread up with jams, cold meats, pate or one of my favourite ways is to serve it with Scottish smoked salmon and some homemade crowdie cheese. You can pick up the crowdie cheese recipe here –
  • I used a mature tasting cheddar with a good bit of strength in the flavour but you could use a milder cheese if you prefer. I find a strong flavoured cheese works best to get the best flavour out of this bread. The 1057 cheddar is worth checking out and you can buy some from thier website here – You can find out a bit more about the cheese in the link to thier website or in the cheesy tart recipe listed above.
  • this is a simple recipe bit if you want to go all out you could add some pickles into this recipe or some olives even. Some red pepper or red onion would also work well.


  • 230g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 55 g Margarine
  • 115g Mature Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Egg & 140ml Whole Milk Mixed Together
  • Mature Cheddar Cheese Grated to spinkle on top


  • Preheat the oven to 180C (fan oven).
  • Add the flour and spices together in a large mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Rub the flour mixture together with the margarine until you have a breadcrumb type consistency. Add some salt and pepper.
  • Add in all of the grated cheese for the loaf. Mix the egg into the milk and pour into the flour and cheese mixture and mix well until well combined.
  • Add all mixture into a greased loaf tin and press down lightly.
  • Bake for 35-45minutes and sprinkle some extra grated cheese on the top as soon as the loaf is out of the oven. Leave to cool. Remove from the tin and serve.
  • Enjoy with chutney and cheese or other delicious toppings.

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