Retro Recipes: Bacon and Cheese Cob Loaf

Who doesn’t love a good cob loaf? They are a crispy, cheesy, gooey delight that satisfies even the hungriest of party guests - and the leftovers are always a divine late-night snack. This retro recipe may not be a looker, but boy does it satisfy.

Whipping up a cob loaf of your very own isn’t hard at all either! Buckle up, cool cats, this is a recipe to keep on hand.

This recipe comes from the cooks over at


  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese,
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, 
  • 1 large onion, 
  • 250g cream cheese, 
  • 1 ½ cups cream,
  • 250g bacon, and,
  • 1 cob loaf.


Garlic, and,
Salt and pepper.


Step One

Chop off the top of the cob loaf and pull all of the soft bread out. Tear the soft bread into bite-sized chunks and set everything aside.

Step Two

Finely dice the onion and bacon. Chuck them in a pan and fry it all up, crisping and caramelising to whatever consistency you prefer.

Optional: Add garlic to taste shortly before the bacon and onion is cooked to perfection.

Step Three

In a bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, cream, grated cheddar and mozzarella, and fried onion and bacon. Mix everything together thoroughly.

Optional: Season with salt and pepper.

Step Four

Place the cob loaf on an oven-safe tray and fill that sucker up with the cheese, bacon, and onion mix. Pop the lid back on the loaf, wrap the whole thing up in foil, and chuck it in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes at 180C.

Step Five

Remove foil and place torn bread chunks on the tray in an even layer. Place back in the oven and cook until the bread has crisped up and serve!

What could be better after a rousing game of TinyPong than some cheesy cob loaf?