Delicious Homemade Cheesebuns

Cheesebuns - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Close up of a round scrolled baked bun filled with cheddar cheese.

A tried and true recipe for the softest, cheesiest Cheesebuns EVER. Try them as a side with a bowl of soup or tuck into school lunches for a cheesy treat.

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Cheesebuns -A Close up of a round scrolled bun filled with cheddar cheese.

Cheesebuns Make a Great Lunchbox Treat

My kids are always after me to make them grilled cheese or mac ‘n’ cheese or anything cheesy at all. On treat days I’ve been known to pick up cheese buns from the famous Glamorgan Bakery so I thought it would be handy to create my own recipe for Cheesebuns. So much more convenient that driving across town.

When there are some left over,  hubby makes the kids sandwiches by slicing them in half and inserting the toppings. They seem to like anything different in their lunches and I don’t blame them.

Twelve unbaked cheesebuns in a baking pan.

Beat School Lunchbox Boredom!

I remember (way back) when I was a kid and the never ending tedium of school lunch boxes was an every day day occurrence.

Besides my mom’s fabulous home made bread I had an apple and if I was really lucky, a cookie. I say lucky but what I meant was I had a cookie only if I baked it myself.

Cheesebuns - A series of four photos showing how to make cheesebuns.

My mom makes super bread but just can’t seem to bake anything else.  Most of the time I would only have meat in my sandwiches if there was left over roast beef or ham as my mother never bought sandwich meat. More often than not I had a cheese sandwich.

Close up of unbaked round scrolled cheesebuns filled with cheddar cheese.

Break Out of the Lunchbox Tedium with Cheesebuns

These days the kids have it much better. I do buy juice boxes for them and the odd granola bar and of course I bake a lot so they often go to school with some real gems in their boxes.

Still, that’s a long amount of time to eat sandwiches for lunch and they still get bored. Twelve years of sandwiches!

Close up of unbaked cheesebuns in a baking pan.

How to Make Cheesebuns

The dough for the Cheesebuns is very similar to one you would use for cinnamon buns. Instead of spreading butter, cinnamon and sugar you use some melted butter and a whole bunch of grated cheese.

Cheesebuns - Close up of a round scrolled baked bun filled with cheddar cheese.

These buns are great with a bit of added garlic powder but only if consumed at home. Kid number two informed me she preferred not to have garlic breath at school so next time I’ll skip it.

Cheesebuns - A Close up of a round scrolled bun filled with cheddar cheese.

Cheesebuns - Pinterest image close up of a round scrolled bun filled with cheddar cheese.

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Yield: 12 cheesebuns


Cheesebuns - Dish 'n' the Kitchen Close up of a round scrolled baked bun filled with cheddar cheese.

A tried and true recipe for the softest, cheesiest buns EVER. Try them as a side with a bowl of soup or tuck into school lunches for a cheesy treat. 

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes



  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • warm water (about 1 cup)


  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • garlic powder, pizza sauce, Italian herbs (optional)


    1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and honey with a splash of warm water.
    2. When the yeast starts to foam (about 5 minutes), add in the remaining ingredients.
    3. Turn the mixer on low and begin adding more water as necessary to bring the dough together. You want the dough to be slightly soft and a bit sticky.
    4. Knead for 5-7 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
    5. Place the kneaded dough in a well-oiled bowl, cover and allow it to rise until double. About an hour (or less if your kitchen is really warm). I usually preheat my oven at 200 F for about 3 minutes, then shut if off and do my proof in the oven.
    6. When the dough has doubled, punch it down. Stretch it into a rectangle on a floured counter. Drizzle the melted butter over top and sprinkle on the 2 cups of grated cheese (sprinkle with garlic powder if using).
    7. Start at the edge closest to you and begin to roll the dough into a log, keeping it nice and tight.
    8. Using a length of dental floss, slice the dough into about 1″ thick pieces and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
    9. Cover and allow the buns to rise again until doubled, about 30-40 minutes.
    10. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Cool slightly and enjoy.  Or, if you are like my kids, don't wait for them to cool, just burn your mouth with the hot cheese. Just kidding. Don't do that.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 288Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.

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  1. Cinnamon Sticky Buns - Dish 'n' the Kitchen

    […] Make yourself a Caramel Macchiato and enjoy your sweet treat, café style. Or, you can make a savoury version of these sticky buns. Instead of filling the dough with a sweet cinnamon sugar spread, fill it with cheddar cheese and bake up some Cheesebuns. […]


  2. Sarah

    I’ve made this recipe probably 50 times now so I feel the need to leave a review, and I never leave reviews so this says something. These cheese buns are AMAZING! They are soft, cheesy, and perfect. Since finding this recipe, I have not bought cheese buns at the store because they just don’t come close to these homemade ones. I live in Calgary right by the Glamorgan Bakery as well, and I have not gone there since. My family requests these every week, they are that good. I plan on making these cheese buns forever! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe.


    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you SO MUCH for letting me know how much you enjoy my cheese bun recipe. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to know that someone out there enjoys them as much as I do.
      It was really kind of you to take the time to leave such a glowing review. Happy Baking!

  3. Sue

    How would you adapt for using dough cycle on bread machine. Grandchildren would love this?


    1. Bernice Hill

      Hi Sue. Unfortunately I have not tested this recipe in a bread maker. Most have a ‘dough’ setting where you add in all the ingredients and it mixes and kneads it for you, even goes through the first rise. After that I would remove the dough and roll/fill/bake as directed.

  4. Brenda

    I made these today and they tasted great. I’m a bit baffled though as they didn’t brown. They looked exactly like yours before they were baked but they didn’t get brown at all and stayed very pale looking. I was wondering if you’d added anything to the top before baking to brown them up?
    P.s. I’m from Edmonton but the next time I’m in Calgary I will definitely be checking out Glamorgan!


    1. Bernice Hill

      I’m not sure…the only think I can think of is maybe it’s just a difference in oven temperature. I have never added anything to the top of the buns.

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