The smooth flavor that comes from simmering garlic in butter, versus stirring garlic into softened butter, is worth the extra 5 minutes.
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and Italian seasoning. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Brush each bread shell with half of butter mixture; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 cup cheese. Cut each bread shell into 12 wedges. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp.
*1 (16-ounce) French bread loaf, sliced, may be substituted.