Cheesecake Factory Sourdough Bread Recipe

Do you enjoy The Cheesecake Factory’s delicious sourdough bread?

You’re in luck if you’ve ever wondered how to replicate that delightful scent and seductive flavor in the convenience of your own kitchen!

We’ll share the famed Cheesecake Factory sourdough bread recipe with you in this article and walk you through each stage of the procedure.

Be ready to wow your loved ones with your baking skills.

Cheesecake Factory Sourdough Bread Recipe

Recipe Details:

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus additional time for sourdough starter)
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 3-5 days (including sourdough starter preparation)
  • Course: Baking, Bread
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10-12 servings)

Ingredients You’ll Need

Before you begin, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

Recipe Instructions:

Creating The Sourdough Starter:

  • Mix ½ cup of active sourdough starter with ½ cup of warm water and 1 cup of bread flour.
  • Cover loosely and let it sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
  • Repeat this process for the next 3-5 days, discarding half of the starter and feeding it with equal parts of flour and water daily until it becomes bubbly and doubles in size.

Mixing The Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of active sourdough starter, 1 cup of warm water, and 2 cups of bread flour. Mix well.
  • Add the salt and the remaining flour gradually while stirring until a sticky dough forms.
Cheesecake Factory Sourdough Bread Recipe
Cheesecake Factory Sourdough Bread Recipe

Fermenting The Dough:

  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough ferment at room temperature for 3-4 hours, performing a stretch and fold every hour.

Shaping And Proofing:

  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and gently shape it into a round loaf.
  • Place the shaped dough on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, cover it with a kitchen towel, and let it proof for 1-2 hours or until visibly risen.

Baking To Perfection:

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) with a baking vessel (such as a Dutch oven) inside.
  • Once the dough has been proofed, carefully transfer it into the hot baking vessel, slash the top with a sharp knife, cover with the lid, and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the bread develops a golden-brown crust.

Achieving The Signature Crust:

  • To create steam, place a small oven-safe dish with water at the bottom of the oven during baking.
  • Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Serving And Enjoying:

  • Slice the Cheesecake Factory-inspired sourdough bread and serve it with your favorite spreads or enjoy it on its own.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g


Gaining proficiency in the Cheesecake Factory sourdough bread recipe rewards you with a delicious dessert and a sense of success.

You can make your own version of this bakery classic and introduce your loved ones to the enchantment of homemade sourdough with a little perseverance and experience. So, don your apron and get ready to enjoy the delicious journey of bread-making!

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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