These cheese straw recipes are Southern entertaining classics. You'll find plenty of ways to serve up these savory bites.
Spicy Cheddar "Long" Straws
Recipe: Spicy Cheddar "Long" Straws
Cheese straws are like deviled eggs—every Southern cook wants to make great ones. Our best tip for successful cheese straws is to shred your own cheese. It’s stickier and blends better than preshredded cheese.
These tasty strips have the shape of bread sticks but the crisp texture and cheddar-filled taste of cheese straws.
Spicy Cheddar Appetizer Cookies
Recipe: Spicy Cheddar Appetizer Cookies
Make party-perfect savory cookies by rolling cheese straw dough into festive shapes.
Four-Seed Cheddar Triangles
Recipe: Four-Seed Cheddar Triangles
Pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds add a nutty crunch to these treats.
Recipe: Pecan-Cheddar Buttons
These salty cheese straw balls are rolled in finely chopped pecans and baked until crisp and delicious. They're sure to become a new party favorite.
Recipe: Parmesan-Basil-Cheddar Stars
These stars shine with fresh basil flavor in every savory bite.
Recipe: Pecan-Rosemary-Cheddar Buttons
These cheddar buttons combine nutty pecans and earthy rosemary to create a robust riff on the average Cheddar cheese straw.
Recipe: Olive-Blue Moons
Spanish olives and blue cheese bring distinct flavor to each bite of this savory snack.
Pimiento Cheese Squares
Recipe: Pimiento Cheese Squares
We take the flavors of the South's favorite spread and make them into this savory appetizer—perfect for parties or gifts.
Bacon-Smoked Paprika-Cheddar Bars
In these savory bars, sharp cheddar cheese gets a warming welcome from the smokey flavors of bacon and paprika.
Pimiento Cheese Cookies
Recipe: Pimiento Cheese Cookies
We used Palmetto Cheese, a South Carolina favorite, in these treats.
Recipe: Cheese Dreams
These little gems will be the first appetizer to disappear. Make them the day before and refrigerate, or freeze up to 3 weeks. If frozen, pop in the oven straight from the freezer; increase the bake time by 10 minutes.
Blue Cheese Straws
Recipe: Blue Cheese Straws
Entertain guests with a flavorful twist on a classic Southern appetizer. These cheese straws add a bit of edge with black pepper and a generous hunk of blue cheese.