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Emmental Soda Bread Loaf on a wooden board.
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5 from 2 votes

Emmental Soda Bread

A lovely nutty cheesy loaf perfect as an accompaniment to soup or cold food.
Course Lunch
Cuisine British
Keyword cider, emmental cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 - 10
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 250 g Plain flour
  • 250 g Wholemeal Strong Flour I used Marriages Very Strong
  • 220 g Emmental grated
  • 20 g Grana Padano grated
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 400 ml Cider Apple or Pear


  • Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  • Mix the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, mustard powder and salt together.
  • Mix in the grated cheeses.
  • Add the cider and bring the mixture together with a fork to form a dough.
  • Tip out onto a well floured work surface and knead for a minute
  • Shape into a dome, flour the surface and cut a deep cross into the top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the base sounds hollow when knocked.
  • Place loaf on a wire rack to cool.