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
- Grease and line a loaf pan with baking paper and preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Place flour, eggs, oil and milk in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
- Add pumpkin seeds, sundried tomatoes, red onion and Dairyworks Tasty. Mix well.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and spoon over basil pesto. Swirl through batter using a butter knife.
- Sprinkle Dairyworks Mozzarella over loaf and top with a scattering of pumpkin seeds.
- Place in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cheese is golden and a skewer comes out clean.
- 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.