Cheese Straws

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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This is a classic lowcountry cocktail wafer, spicy with red pepper. They will keep for about a week in airtight tins and much longer well wrapped and frozen.


  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ pound sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the butter with the cheese, then work in the seasonings and the flour with a large spoon or your hands.

Roll the dough out thin and cut into strips about ½ inch<