8 oz garlic herb cream cheese, softened 8 oz sour cream 16 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (divided) 3 scallions, chopped 5 strips bacon, cooked and chopped 1 cup smoked ham, chopped 1 large artesian bread, hollowed out Items for dipping: celery sticks, carrot sticks, broccoli, rice crackers, shrimp, etc.
Preheat the oven to 350-deg.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a flat paddle, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, 14 oz cheddar cheese, scallions, bacon, and ham. Beat on medium speed until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into the hollowed-out bread. Place on a large cookie sheet, sprinkle with the reserved cheddar cheese, and bake for one hour.
Let sit five minutes, then serve with an assortment of dippers.