Using a sharp knife cut a cross-hatch pattern into the bread. To do this slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices, making sure not to cut into the bottom crust. After you make the cuts in one direction, it is easiest to get an extra set up hands to squeeze the loaf together to cut it in the other direction.
Place the bread onto a large piece of aluminum foil and curve up the edges to form a packet. Then place the thin slices of cheddar cheese in between the cut slices. Then sprinkle the top with the crumbled bacon.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Then add the dried herbs and spices. Mix everything together and let it sit for a minute.
Pour the butter/herb mixture all over the bread.
Wrap the foil all the way around the round of bread and place onto a baking sheet.
Slide the baking sheet into the preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Then unwrap the bread and continue to bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
Remove the bread from the oven and place onto a serving plate.
Have your guests tear pieces off to eat.