Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

These Puff Pastry Cheese Straws are flavored with Gruyere and Parmesan, for a crowdpleasing party appetizer. They’re really easy to make and disappear in a flash!

Cheese Straws

I recently got an email from someone asking me to do a video collaboration, and she said that since I post so many cheese recipes and clearly love cheese so much, maybe we could do something with cheese.

I turned to my husband and asked him, is it really obvious that I love cheese this much? The look I got in return said everything I needed to know. I’m well aware that I enjoy cheese, but I didn’t realize how much I make with it. I guess technically I do have a drawer in my fridge that’s solely devoted to cheese.

These cheese straws are one of my favorite ways to let cheese shine. They are really elegant and could easily be served at a party, but make sure you prep plenty of them, as these will disappear quickly.

How to Make Puff Pastry Cheese Straws:

Start by rolling out a sheet of puff pastry (all-butter kind, please) into a rectangle, and brush with egg wash:

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Sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper and paprika:

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Sprinkle plenty of gruyere and parmesan cheese all over, then press gently:

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Cut the rectangle into long strips:

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Lay the strips on a sheet pan, then twist:

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Bake until puffed and golden:

Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

Also try Buffalo Chicken Dip for one of my favorite cheesy appetizers that’s perfect for parties and watching sports!

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Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

 These puffed Cheese Straws are flavored with Gruyere and Parmesan, for a crowdpleasing party appetizer. They're really easy to make and disappear in a flash!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese straws
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 181kcal


  • 1 batch puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup freshly grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the prepared puff pastry until about 1/8 inch thick. Whisk the egg with the water and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
  • Sprinkle the entire surface with the cheese, cayenne, and paprika. Press the cheese and spices into the puff pastry, and cut 3/4 inch thick strips from the puff pastry with a pizza cutter or bench scraper.
  • Twist each strip and lay it on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Enjoy!


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 316mg

[Updated from the archives with new photos and writing. Originally posted March 2011]