Irish Cheddar Soda Bread

Perfect for St Patrick's Day, or any day of the year, this fabulous cheese soda bread is as easy as it is tasty, and super versatile


2 cups mature Irish Cheddar, grated
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
4 tbsp cold butter
1 cup raisins

Serve with

Irish Stew, New Canaan Farms Caramelized Onion & Garlic Jam

A chunk of Irish cheddar cheese with the Irish flag colors on the rind
Some strong Irish cheddar
Ingredients for Irish cheddar soda bread - grated cheese and flour
Coming together
Irish cheddar soda bread dough in a cake pan
Ready to cook


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Grease an 8″ round cake pan with butter or cooking spray
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda
  • Cut in the cold butter, and rub into the mixture with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Then stir in the grated cheddar
  • Whisk the buttermilk and egg together, then gently fold into the flour mixture. Stir until just combined
  • Transfer the dough to the cake pan, and bake in the oven for around 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then serve warm with Irish Stew and New Canaan Farms Caramelized Onion & Garlic Jam.
  • Happy St Patrick’s Day!
A freshly cooked loaf of Irish cheese soda bread, in from of a pan of Irish stew
Fresh from the oven
Irish cheese soda bread with New Canaan Farms Caramelized Onion & Garlic Jam, plus ham and cheese
And wonderful with our Caramelized Onion & Garlic Jam

You could also try…

A jar of New Canaan Farms Pepper Bacon Relish
A huge customer favorite, this also goes wonderfully with cheesy soda bread
A jar of New Canaan Farms Gourmet Raspberry Mustard
Or mix the strong cheese with a touch of sweet and spice for a flavor explosion

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