Cheese-lovers savoury loaf


The older I get, the more I love cheese. In salads, muffins and pizzas; in sauces, with pasta or simply sliced with crackers – cheese is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have stashed in your fridge. It’s the perfect excuse to always have a variety of cheeses on hand, right?

But with just two of us in our house, there’s no point in buying the big packets of cheese you see in the supermarket – we simply won’t get through it fast enough. And with different recipes calling for different cheeses, how do you commit to just one type for the coming month?

Well, now you don’t have to choose. Dairyworks’ awesome range of cheeses are all about convenience – that means they come in smaller sizes (think 250g blocks), are cleverly packaged and are all totally resealable. So now it’s easy to have everything from Tasty to Mozzarella, Parmesan to Gouda in your fridge all at once – without the waste!

Obviously my fridge is now filled with pretty much every cheese you can imagine, so I decided to whip up a delicious savoury loaf using two of my favourite Dairyworks blocks – Mozzarella and Tasty.

This loaf is not only super simple to make, but is absolutely packed with flavour – think sundried tomatoes, red onion, basil pesto and pumpkin seeds mixed with plenty of grated Tasty cheese and topped with stretchy Mozzarella. Sounds good, huh?

While savoury muffins are often a go-to, there are so many reasons to make savoury loaf instead. All you need is one tin, you don’t need any muffin wrappers and you don’t have to carefully divide the batter out across 12 or so muffin cups. Plus you can slice it as thickly or thinly as you like, making it easy to feed a crowd (or yourself!) with one easy recipe. Simple!

Check out the recipe below and the Dairyworks convenience range in your local supermarket – you’ll love them!


Cheese-lovers savoury loaf


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups Dairyworks Tasty, grated
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds + extra to top
  • 8 sundried tomatoes, patted dry and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 3 Tbsp basil pesto
  • ½ cup Dairyworks Mozzarella, grated


  1. Grease and line a loaf pan with baking paper and preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place flour, eggs, oil and milk in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Add pumpkin seeds, sundried tomatoes, red onion and Dairyworks Tasty. Mix well.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and spoon over basil pesto. Swirl through batter using a butter knife.
  5. Sprinkle Dairyworks Mozzarella over loaf and top with a scattering of pumpkin seeds.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cheese is golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire cooling rack. Slice and enjoy warm or cool.


Thanks to the lovely team at Dairyworks I have an antipasto pack (valued at $100) to giveaway to one lucky person.

The pack includes an antipasto hamper from Farro (think bread and butter pickles, red pepper pesto dip mix, chocolate peanut butter, along with other delicious treats) and a $50 Countdown voucher so you can stock up on your favourite Dairyworks cheeses.

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This post was made possible thanks to Dairyworks. All words, images and recipes are my own. Entries close 11.59pm Thursday 2 June. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on Friday 3 June. Winner must make contact within 3 business days or they’ll forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn. Farro antipasto pack only available if winner is in Auckland. If winner is outside Auckland they will receive a $100 Countdown voucher instead. Sorry – this giveaway is only open to New Zealand residents.

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  • Rebecca Kirk

    Dairyworks Tasty cheese- would love to try !!

  • Kate Rassie

    The mozzarella for sure: I’m going to whip up this loaf this weekend; and serve it hot and buttered alongside pumpkin and kumara soup for a perfect Sunday night dinner. Apple and berry cobbler with whipped cream to follow!

  • Megan Donaldson

    Mozzarella, can’t wait to try savoury loaf recipe.

  • Suzannah Newton

    I’m going to make this for myself tomorrow! Yum! I’m a dairy monster and if I could only eat one thing for life it’d be a hard choice between cheese and bread haha. I’d be really interested in trying out the gouda! It’s not a cheese I’m that familiar with but I think it’d be delicious with my mum’s fig paste and my homemade oat and walnut crackers.

    • Kirsten Robinson

      Congratulations @suzannahnewton:disqus – you’re the lucky winner! Please send me an email ( with your best address and contact number so I can arrange for your prizes to be sent out. Cheers, Kirsten

      • Suzannah Newton

        Oh I’m so excited! Will send my details through now. Thank you so much Kirsten :)

  • Katelyn

    Wow this looks delicious! Like most people I’m a massive cheese lover – So I feel the need to try this recipe asap! Thinking homemade Vegetable Soup and Cheese Lovers Savoury Loaf for Sunday lunch mmm.

    • Katelyn

      Oops forgot to mention the Dairyworks cheese I’d most like to try – Tasty!

    • Rachel Richmond

      Ooh yes!

  • Christine Cleary

    This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to make it. I would love to taste the Mozzeralla from Diaryworks.

  • Kevin Robinson

    I would love mozzarella cheese for my pizzas

  • Leanne

    Mozzeralla Would be yummy

  • Rachel Richmond

    Keen to try Dairyworks Smokey Joe in the recipe on this link – “cheese-lovers’ savory loaf’!

  • Janine Broxton

    This loaf sounds great – it’s on my list to try this weekend. I’d love to try the Dairyworks Tasty

  • Natalie Lawson

    This recipe sounds delicious and I’d love to try the Dairyworks Mozzarella.

  • Joanna Wong

    I would love to try the Dairyworks Tasty cheese! This recipe definitively entices me to try it asap! Yum!

  • Carolina

    Yummy!!! Mozzarella is my favorite

  • Lucy

    Love Dairyworks Tasty but I’m keen to try the Dairyworks Extreme Tasty. Yum!!

  • Kirsten Gilberd

    The extreme tasty! I am a cheese addict,

  • Maggie

    I like the 3 Ch3eese grated cheese, it’s handy and tasty!

  • Neisha Fergus

    Im a cheeseyy addict. I will sneakly eat whatever is in the fridge. Adding pickles or mayo or salami or whatever is in fridge.
    Ps just made this loaf. Gone in 1/2 hr

  • Vettechic

    I really want to find the Dairyworks Three Cheese but probably won’t last long when I do as I’m such a cheese fanatic.

  • Deborah


    Beaut loaf !! Now I’m going to check out your appetizing scones and scrolls * Cheers !

  • Miriam

    Mozzarella, the family love it on everything gooey melty stretch!

  • Linda Gordon

    Extreme tasty looks yum!

  • Katherine T

    My kids and husband would love it if I made a pizza with Mozzarella! Perfect for this cold weather and yummo!

  • Stephanie

    Oooo we love a good pizza in our house so that Mozzarella sounds perfect!

  • Tui Amohanga

    I would LOVE to try the Mozzarella on our homemade pizza and cheese rolls please 😀

  • Esté Swanepoel

    The “Extreme Tasty” cheese sounds amazing! Love a strong cheddar :)

  • Lesley Burns

    I like the idea of Extreme tasty to give maximum cheesiness

  • Karyn

    Definitely making this loaf today! I’d also love to try the Smokey Joe in my marmite pinwheels.

  • Stephen Mapstone

    would love to try the Mozzarella on some homemade pizza

  • Katyanne Topping

    I love that they do small packets. My partner and I eat a lot of pasta, so I’d have to for their Parmesan to take our meals up a notch. Yum!

  • Linda Thompson

    Hey! I would love to try the smokey Joe grated cheese – would be amazing in pinwheels, this loaf, and even in some homemade pizzas!

  • Vettechic

    Id love to give Dairyworks Extreme Tasty a whirl.