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Cheese Plate + Cinnamon Raisin Soda Bread Recipe: Sponsored by Sartori Cheese


Do you day dream about cheese? If we told you we do, would you hold it against us? The cheese that is. Please hold the cheese against us…

This month we’re working with Sartori Cheese, a fourth-generation family owned and operated artisan cheesery based in Wisconsin. We were offered the choice of four cheeses along with their new limited edition Extra-Aged Goat Cheese. (Keep an eye out this week. There will be what we hope is a beautiful recipe using the goat cheese. And that’s the only hint we’re giving.) Without really knowing our way around cheeses, but knowing Sartori’s products have been extensively rewarded, we opted for what sounded the most interesting: Espresso BellaVitano, Raspberry BellaVitano, MontAmore, and Dolcina Gorgonzola.

The BellaVitano cheese easily made our favorites with the raspberry being slightly sweet and the espresso having a nice subtle hint of coffee – both were quite mild and fantastic on their own. However, man can’t live on cheese alone – although we strongly question that – so we threw together a quick soda bread that balances the sharpness of the MontAmore and robustness of the Gorgonzola. Drizzle on some honey and you get the perfect savory-sweet treat. The best part about the bread, it can be made in less than 1.5 hours and uses absolutely no yeast.

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Cinnamon Raisin Soda Bread Recipe
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
  • 4 Cups - All Purpose Flour (Plus more for flouring surface/kneading)
  • 4 TBSP - Sugar
  • 2 TBSP - Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp - Baking Soda
  • 1 TBSP - Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp - Salt
  • ½ Cup (1 Stick) - Butter Softened (Plus ¼ cup melted butter for brushing)
  • 1 Cups - Milk (Plus more for brushing)
  • ¼-1/2 Cup - Sour Cream
  • 1 - Egg
  1. Heat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Combine to the flour mixture with softened butter, egg, milk and sour cream. This can be done by hand or by using a dough hook.
  4. Once fully combined, turn dough out into a lightly floured work surface and kneed. You may need to add more flour as you go as the dough is quite sticky.
  5. Create a ball shape with the dough and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Using a knife, cut an X shape into the top of the dough. It doesn't need to be more than a quarter inch deep.
  7. Combine ¼ cup of melted butter and additional milk and brush all over the outside of the dough.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Rebekah (Editor)

About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.

22 thoughts on “Cheese Plate + Cinnamon Raisin Soda Bread Recipe: Sponsored by Sartori Cheese

  1. Our saing in our house is “Everything Taste Better With Cheese”! I have never made Soda Bread – I love the taste..I will have to give this a try – PINNED

  2. What a gorgeous display of cheeses! I love cheese boards with olive oil and breads. My mouth is watering! Thanks for the bread recipe as well. Sound delicious.

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