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Golden Cheese Wheel

This cheese wheel goes well with a green salad or even as an addition to an appetizer buffet. 
Serve marinara or pizza sauce on the side to dip wedges into.

Ingredients for crust:

  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Stir sugar into warm water and sprinkle yeast over warm water. Allow to proof 8 minutes. Stir well.
  2. Add flour, oil and salt and knead together forming a moderately stiff dough. 
  3. Cover with a lint free towel and let rise 1 hour in a draft free area.
Cheese filling Ingredients:

  • 3 cups grated cheese, my suggestion is a combination of cheddar and mozzarella or muenster.
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika

  1. Grate cheeses and combine. Add parsley and sprinkle with spices. 
  2. Whisk egg and add to cheese and spices. Using a fork stir to mix. Set aside.
  3. Punch down risen dough and divide into 2 equal portions.
  4. Roll one portion into a 13" circle and place on a greased or parchment lined round pizza pan.
  5. Spread egg and cheese mixture on this shell leaving a rim of dough 1" showing.
  6. Roll out remaining dough and place over the egg and cheese mixture.
  7. Pinch together the upper and lower crusts. Flute edges for a nice finish.
  8. Bake in preheated 400º oven for 20 minutes.
Topping Ingredients: 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar
  1. Whisk together egg and water while cheese wheel is baking.
  2. After the first 20 minutes of baking remove cheese wheel from oven and brush with egg mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sugar.
  4. Bake another 12-15 minutes, until golden.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve HOT. 


  1. This looks great and it would be a entire meal for me. Who needs veggies, just give me bread and cheese please.

  2. Oh wow this looks really awesome-great for brunch or christmas morning

  3. Yum!!! Perfect for the Christmas or New Year's table!

  4. I could EASILY make a meal out of this alone!! It looks wonderful, thank you for sharing.

  5. This looks amazing! Hopefully it will be as easy to make as it looks!

    1. It *was* easy to make -- it worked great. Unfortunately it was not a favourite of my wife and one of my daughters. Oh well. On to try the Cranberry Yeast Bread

  6. Looks great! Do you think it would freeze OK?

    1. I'm sure you could freeze this. I think I would thaw and then wrap in loose foil and heat slowly in 300º oven. I still think it's best served fresh. Kathy

  7. I made this last Sunday night as a light supper for my sister and her family after they got home from a weekend visit and long drive (I went over to their house so it came hot out of the oven as they got home). I made a few modifications - I spread a layer of marinera sauce under the cheese and called it Pizza Bread, and left out the sesamie seeds since the kids don't like them. I may leave the sugar off the top when I make it again. I served it with a salad and it was a big hit, especially with my brother-in-law and the boys aged 6 years and 16 months!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed. I like your modifications....I'll try the marinara next time.

  8. I've also done :-) Thanks for recipe!!
    Greetings from Northern Ireland


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