This recipe never fails me. It’s quick, easy to make, and a crowd favorite..especially when served right out of the oven. They’re the perfect thing to nibble on while sipping your New Year’s Eve bubbly. Cheers!

Happy New Year dear friends!

Love, Nora


Party Cheese Straws


1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup freshly grated Gruyere cheese (optional)

2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

Coarse sea salt or smoked sea salt



Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Sprinkle a good amount of Parmesan cheese on a silicone baking mat, wood or marble work surface. Lay one puff pastry sheet on the cheese surface, and with a rolling pin, roll it out a little bit to make it thinner. Sprinkle with Gruyere cheese and roll the surface, embedding the cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese again.

Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into ½- to 1-inch strips.

Twist each strip and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, spaced about an inch apart.

Sprinkle with coarse sea salt or smoked sea salt.

Bake until the straws are golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Repeat the process for the second sheet. Depending on how thinly you slice the strips, each pastry sheet can yield 20 to 30 cheese straws.



  1. Ruth Gardner Lamere on December 30, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I am so enjoying your wonderful candles. I gave several to friends/family for Christmas gifts. The packaging and the fact that you included gift bags and tissues is going to make me a devotee for life !! (Christmas scent, but I am going to try the others also)

  2. Yvonne Shafer on December 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Nora! Hope you have a great year!

  3. windmillfarm on December 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Happy New Year Nora!!! Going to make these tonight, thank you for sharing. Best Wishes to your new product lines and the book in 2018. From our small farm in Northern California.

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