If there are two things that I love, it’s bread and cheese! When I spotted this Pull Apart Cheese Bread in my local Costco I knew I needed to try it. I actually sometimes already add cheese onto my bread when baking it in the oven, so I just knew that I would love this.
What I really liked about this was also that it was pull apart style bread, I figured that this would be the perfect easy appetizer or snack. While I didn’t dislike this bread, I also didn’t love it and probably won’t be purchasing it again.
- Costco item number 1268453
- $11.99 USD
- Comes in a pack of two.
- Filled with Emmentaler, Mozzarella & Brie cheese.
I found this bread in the refrigerated section near the deli and other refrigerated items.
Inside the box
The bread comes in a box that includes two small separately wrapped loaves of cheese bread.
The Costco pull apart cheese bread is made by Tipiak. This company is family owned and they specialize in French inspired recipes. This pull apart cheese bread was made using their fresh baked authentic French country bread, and filled with their own special cheese sauce.
Cheese Bread Instructions
Before baking, the break should be kept refrigerated between 32 F and 39 F in its original packaging. Do not refreeze. When cooking the bread, the oven should be preheated to 410 F. Remove the plastic and bake in the special oven tray for 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Do not microwave.
One serving size is 4 pieces of cheese bread and contains 130 calories. Here is the full nutritional information from the back of the package.
Cooking the Cheese Bread
The bead was actually super simple to cook. You don’t even have to use a baking sheet because the bread loaves come in a little cooking container.
To cook my cheese bread I first preheated the oven to 410 F. After it was up to temperature I took the plastic wrapping off the bread, but left it in the special baking tray. I placed it in the oven and let it bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes the cheese was turning a golden brown and it was perfectly cooked. I let it cool for a couple minutes and then tried it out.
I was surprised by how easy it was to pull apart the bread. I love the concept of pull apart cheese bread but figured it might be hard to pull apart the pieces. It was very easy to just grab each small piece of bread out. The bread also had a good amount of cheese.
In my option there was plenty of cheese on each of the bread pieces, but I am also a person that doesn’t like too much cheese. If you prefer more cheese on your bread, then you might feel like there isn’t enough.
This cheese bread is made with Emmentaler, Mozzarella & Brie cheese. So it was not a cheddar cheese taste, but more of a flavored mozzarella cheese.
I personally thought that the cheese on the bread tasted good. The actual taste of the bread is what I didn’t really like. The bread was not like soft french bread, but more like dense wheat bread. It is made from a French Country Style bread which has a thick crust, coarse texture and wheat flour.
I just didn’t care for the taste of the bread part and felt like it took away from the taste of the cheese. Even though I didn’t love it, I did eat a few pieces. My kids tried it and they also didn’t like it.
While I am glad that I tried the Pull Apart Cheese Bread, I won’t be purchasing it again. I love this concept and I love cheese bread, but I might just have to keep making my own. This product is super convenient and makes for the perfect appetizer, but if you don’t like a dense country style wheat bread, you might not like it.