Homemade Cheese Sticks

Life is good and cheese makes it even better, this was a quote I’ve read recently and I couldn’t agree more. ๐Ÿ™‚ These homemade cheese sticks are a great salty snack perfect for any occasion and a great treat for holidays as well.

homemade cheese sticks

I have this recipe from my mother who is making these cheese sticks every time for holidays table and here recipe works every time I make them.ย  I really love these homemade cheese sticks as they are buttery, crispy, with cheesy flavor and they can be made in advance with a couple of days.ย  You can also sprinkle flax or sesame seeds on top, some paprika for more color, garlic powder for extra flavor or whatever seasoning and herbs you like best.


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5 from 1 vote
Great homemade cheese sticks recipe with a nice, buttery flavor, for a perfect snack or as a holiday appetizer.
Servings 80 servings
Prep Time 1 day 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Dough Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 1 stick (110 g) butter , cut in smaller pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) milk
  • 25 g fresh yeast (2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast)
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) cheddar cheese , grated
  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp wheat bran , optional
  • 1 tsp (5g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt


  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 3/4 cup (75g) Parmesan Cheese


  • In a large bowl mix flour with salt, sugar and wheat bran if used. Add the butter pieces, and using a pastry cutter or fork cut the butter until the pieces are no bigger than peas.
  • Add the grated cheddar cheese and just give a quick stir to combine with the flour mixture.
  • In a separate bowl whisk egg with oil. Dissolve yeast in milk and add to egg mixture. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or two to let the yeast develop.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  • Split the dough in 2 pieces. Take one piece of dough and roll on the back of a 12×16 inch (30×40 cm) baking tray. Cut the edges to be straight.
  • Brush the rolled dough with beaten egg. Sprinkle the top with grated Parmesan cheese and using a dough cutter into 1/2×6 inch (1x15cm) long sticks. Bake for about 18-20 minutes until golden-brown.
  • Repeat with the other piece of dough. Let the cheese sticks cool and keep in an airtight container for up to a week.



Calories: 2943kcalCarbohydrates: 307.2gProtein: 75.2gFat: 158.5gSaturated Fat: 72gCholesterol: 644mgSugar: 8.8g
Calories: 2943kcal
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Snack
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: butter sticks, cheese appetizer, cheese recipes, cheese snack, cheese sticks, cheese sticks recipe, holiday cheese sticks, homemade cheese sticks

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  1. Eva Toneva Author says:

    I love cheese sticks and will probably make them. Thanks for the shared recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Parsley Sage Author says:

    Cheese always makes my days better ๐Ÿ™‚ These sticks would draw me into the realm of Best Day Ever! Yum! Buzzed

  3. Sandra Author says:

    I saw them on Foodgawker and just had to try them immediately ๐Ÿ™‚
    They turned out to be easy to make and are absolutely delicious with a nice, buttery flavour – I changed a few things here and there, such as letting the dough rest twice as long at room temperature and sprinkling a little sesame on top before baking.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Rachel Author says:

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to bring these to a holiday party, I’m sure they’ll be a hit. Mmm, with a little spread of pesto? So good!

  5. Clare Author says:

    Thanks for th recipe, I tried but unfortunately for me it didn’t work out ๐Ÿ™ My dough was simply not holding together, i used a stand mixer, they were smooth but breaking even I knead again using hands. Does that matter whether using stand mixer or hands? They looked more like I’m making cookies! Can you explain as well what flour are you using, bread or all purpose? Should the dough double in size when they rested in fridge? Mine didn’t. Also what type of cheese are you using? I used Parmesan and mix a little with mozzarella.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I've never made this with a stand mixer, I love working using my hands. But this shouldn't be the reason why this didn't work. You can use all purpose flour or bread flour, it works as well. In the fridge it does not necessarily double in size, and the parmesan should have worked very well. Don't know about mozzarella, never tried with it. You must be careful not to add more liquid than required in the recipe, and if you did you just had to add more flour to be a dough easy to work with.  I think was just a matter of quantities in your case, you might have needed more flour.  Let me know if you give this another try, they worth it. You can try shredded Cheddar Cheese, it should work fine with this too. 

  6. Clare Author says:

    Hi! I tried again using my hands and had better control over the dough this time by adding the ingredients in small portion, it tasted heaven, thanks so much! Gonna try the cheese ball next!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am very glad these worked the second time. It is a dough easy to work with, if you want you can add more cheese in the dough, you can adjust the dough after your own tastes. Be careful with the cheese balls, for the type of cheese you choose. They are tricky, it must be a cheese with a high melting point, like halloumi is. 

  7. Madalina Author says:

    I want to try these cheese sticks but i only have dry yeast.would that work? And what is the quantity of dry yeast i shiuld use,if possible?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, you can definitely try with dry yeast. You can replace any of the recipes that uses fresh yeast with dry yeast. I use fresh yeast because I am more used to it. If you use dry yeast 2 1/4 tsp is the equivalent of the quantity of the fresh yeast I use. Let me know how they turned for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. What size baking dish did you use to spread the dough and bake?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I've used a 12 X16 inch (30 x 40 cm) baking tray.. hope you will try them out.. so delicious

  9. Dulce De Leon Author says:

    Greetings, congratulations for your blog. Iยดve copied several of your recipies, they look easy to follow and not so many ingredients, at least for the ones I selected. I let you know how they come out. Thanks for taking time to post the recipes and video-tutorial. Again, congratulations.

  10. Diana Author says:

    Just made a batch of these. They are absolutely delicious and quite easy to make, too, although I wasn’t expecting that. My mom use to make them during winter holidays. Their taste brought back wonderful childhood memories. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hey:) I am so glad they turned good for you too:) Hardly wait to meet with you guys. 

  11. Sandra Author says:

    Thank you soooo much for the very great recipes your have published on this website. I just found this website and I love it!!!! I tried already 4 of your recipes and all of them with success ๐Ÿ˜‰

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