A New Twist

Turn frozen puff pastry into a big batch of cheese straws. 
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Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Classic Cheese Straws   

Use this easy recipe as your jumping-off point for new cheesy combinations. Or just keep it simple — you can't go wrong with cheddar and Parmesan. 


Photographs by Levi Brown

Get the Recipe: Classic Cheese Straws

Asiago Peppercorn

Replace the cheddar with Asiago and reduce the Parmesan to 1/4 cup. Sprinkle the cheese straws with fennel seeds and crushed pink peppercorns before baking.


Brush only 1 pastry sheet with egg wash in step 1; brush the other with olive tapenade. Replace the cheddar with aged provolone.

Pepper Jack-Chile

Replace the cheddar with 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper Jack and omit the Parmesan. Add 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder and 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder to the cheese mixture.

Truffle Thyme

Replace the cheddar with truffled pecorino. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped thyme to the cheese mixture.

Smoky Gruyère

Replace the cheddar with Gruyère. Add 1 teaspoon smoked paprika to the cheese mixture.

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