Korean Garlic Cheese Bread

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Introducing Korean Style Garlic Cheese Bread! If you love the combination of garlic, butter, and bread, get ready for a whole new level of flavor. These brioche rolls are incredibly fluffy and take the classic trio to a whole new dimension by being stuffed with a slightly sweet cream cheese filling and then coated in a savory garlic and herb butter.

Forget what you know about garlic bread because Korean Garlic Cheese Bread is about to steal your heart! This beloved street food starts with buttery soft brioche buns cut in a mesmerizing shape, filled with a creamy cheese filling, and then generously dunked in a rich garlic and herb butter. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and it’s time to give it a try!

Korean Garlic Cheese Bread

Course Appetizer
Servings 8


  • 6 to 8 brioche rolls

**Cream Cheese Filling:**

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

**Garlic Butter:**

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup melted Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon Kewpie mayo
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan


**Make the Cheese Filling:**

  • – In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, granulated sugar, and heavy cream until soft, fluffy, and smooth. Set aside.

**Make the Garlic Butter:**

  • – In another bowl, mix together the egg, melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, milk, mayo, oregano, and grated parmesan until well combined. Set aside.

**Assemble and Bake:**

  • – Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • – Make three cuts across each brioche roll without cutting all the way down, creating six equal pieces.
  • – Using a piping bag, fill each cut and the center of the brioche rolls with the cream cheese filling.
  • – Dunk each filled roll in the garlic butter, allowing excess to drip off, and place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  • – Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • – Garnish with chopped parsley and grated parmesan after baking. Let cool before enjoying!


  • If you don’t have Kewpie mayo, regular mayo works too, but Kewpie is preferred.
  • You have three options for the bread: Use frozen dinner roll dough, ready-to-go brioche buns, or make brioche dough from scratch using your favorite recipe.

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