Asiago cheese is a highly fragrant cheese similar to Parmesan. It’s a hard cheese and browns well when used in recipes, particularly bread. This recipe calls for the Asiago to be incorporated into the dough and as a topping. You top the bread with a quarter cup of grated asiago cheese after the rise cycle and before the bake cycle. Asiago cheese bread goes great with a soup or salad or on its own with a glass of wine or beer. It’s also a great accompaniment to robust offerings like roasts and barbecue and makes a great sandwich bread.
Add the ingredients to the bread machine pan in the order indicated in the ingredients section and select basic white-bread setting, 2-pound loaf and medium crust. Reserve a ¼ cup of the grated asiago cheese.
After the rise cycle and before the baking cycle begins, top the risen dough with the remaining ¼ cup of shredded asiago cheese and quickly close the lid.
When done, let rest for 10 minutes and slice and serve.