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Gruyere Cheese Straws


  • 2 sheets (1 box) puff pastry, defrosted overnight in the refrigerator
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes



Golden twists of pastry with swirls of Gruyere and Parmesan cheese and a hint of thyme provide a satisfying crunch that’s perfect for a party appetizer or afternoon snack.

Why Try? By using frozen puff pastry, you can quickly make impressive cheese straws that can be piled high on a platter or gathered into a bunch as a decorative arrangement in a tall glass or vase.

Foodie Byte: While these cheese straws can be stored in an airtight container for a few days, they are truly best when eaten within a few hours.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry to about 10 by 12 inches on a lightly floured board.
  3. Brush the surface with beaten egg, and sprinkle each rectangle evenly with cheeses, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cut about 12 strips out of each sheet, and twist, laying about an inch apart on a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned, then turn over and bake another 5 minutes. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories 223, Carbohydrates 14g, Cholesterol 28mg, Fat 16g, Fat Calories 140, Fiber 0.68g, Protein 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Sodium 367mg. Daily Values: Calcium 131.04mg 13%, Phos 87.22mg 9%, Copper 0.02mg 1%, Zinc 0.54mg 4%, Panto 0.13mg 1%, Biotin 1.24mcg 413%, Iodine 2.21mcg 1%, Magnesium 5.3mg 1%, Iron 1.4mg 8%, Vitamin B6 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Vitamin B12 4%, Vitamin D 2%, Vit E-a-Toco 0%, Vitamin A 3%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.