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Italian Cheese and Herb Artisan Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M72-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?


This is a really good Italian hearth bread!  

Enjoy this wonderful bread with the flavor of herbs and Romano!

This is another hearth bread that you can make in your oven or in a bread machine--this time with herbs and a mild Romano flavor. Everyone loves cheesy, flavorful bread, especially in a crusty hearth bread. Your family will love this charming bread from Italy. This is a zesty bread with a touch of garlic and herbs complemented with the aroma and flavor of Romano. The crust is chewy but not heavy. If you toast it, you will find a crusty, hearty bread.

A wonderful complement for pasta dishes and makes terrific sandwiches.

For a crusty bread: This hearth bread naturally forms a more chewy crust than most other mixes and a "medium" crust setting will be right in most bread machines. To maintain a chewy crust, store your bread in a paper bag, not plastic. (In plastic, the bread sweats and softens the outer crust.)

  • This package contains one hearth bread mix. Each bread mix makes a large loaf--approximately two pounds.
  • Makes perfect bread in all popular 1 1/2 to 2-pound bread machines--or in the oven. SAF yeast packet included!
  • Directions and tips for perfect bread are included.

Customer Reviews

Based on 94 reviews
Sandra Hyder

It was a crumbled mess

Holly Mickler

It was so fantastic. We couldn’t stop eating it totally enjoyed it planned on ordering more. Thank you.

Charles Decker

I have delayed sending a review until I had tried several. I have now tried 12 different breads, of them I have 7 favorites. Obviously I am very impressed with the quality your product. The simplicity and convenience of using your mixes is amazing. One thing of note, I have not had success using your yeast and cold water but have had excellent success using bread machine yeast and 105 degree water. You may consider me to be a very satisfied, long term customer.

Kathy Koester
My favorite!

Like I said, it’s CB my favorite

Patrick OMalley
Italian Cheese and Herb Artisan Bread

Excellent balanced taste. Subtle flavors, great product.