Blooming Cheesy Pesto Bread

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  • sourdough or any round bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup Filippo Berio Classic Pesto Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Carefully cut through bread in 1-inch intervals both ways (criss-cross), stopping about a ½-inch or so before cutting all the way through. Set aside.
  2. Carefully spoon in the melted butter on the slits followed by the Filippo Berio Classic Pesto sauce.Make sure there’s butter and pesto in between the cuts.
  3. It should be followed by shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese. make sure to tuck it in.
  4. Wrap the bread in foil and bake in the oven at 350° F until cheese is bubbly and bread has “bloomed“, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and share with somebody you love and enjoy.