4-5ouncessharp cheddar cheesecut into ½-inch cubes
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Preheat oven to 350 and make sure the rack is in the middle.
Spray a 5 by 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then sprinkle 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese evenly in bottom of pan.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper to combine. Then using a rubber spatula, mix in cheddar cheese cubes, until the cheese is coated with flour. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, egg, and sour cream. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (the batter will be heavy and thick). Do not overmix.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan evenly over top.
Bake until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; use a knife to loosen sides and turn onto wire rack and continue to cool until warm, about 45 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.