For the bread
- 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
- ¾ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)
For the garlic butter
- 3.5 ounces salted butter, softened
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter, garlic and salt in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir in parsley.
Cut the bread on a diagonal into 2cm/1″ diamonds but do not cut all the way through the bread (just like you would cut a french stick for garlic bread). Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack and drizzle in a teaspoon of butter and stuff in a pinch of cheese.
Wrap with foil and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese has mostly melted, then unwrap and bake for 5 minutes more to make the bread nice and crusty.