Homemade Cheese Sticks

Homemade Cheese Sticks

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Life is good and cheese makes it even better. These cheese sticks are a great salty snack for any occasion and even for holidays.


I have this recipe from my mother and works every time I make them.  I really love them as they are buttery, crispy, with cheesy flavor and they can be made in advance with a couple of days.  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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  • Makes about 80 cheese sticks
  • 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
  • Topping
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (75g) Parmesan Cheese
  1. 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.
  2. Add the grated cheddar cheese and just give a quick stir to combine with the flour mixture.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  5. Split the dough in 2 pieces. Take one piece of dough and roll on the back of a 12x16 inch (30x40 cm) baking tray. Cut the edges to be straight.
  6. Brush the rolled dough with beaten egg. Sprinkle the top with grated Parmesan cheese and using a dough cutter into 1/2x6 inch (1x15cm) long sticks. Bake for about 18-20 minutes until golden-brown.
  7. Repeat with the other piece of dough. Let the cheese sticks cool and keep in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Nutrition facts All Cheese Sticks - Calories:2943, Fat:158.5 g, Saturated Fat:72.0 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.1 g, Carbohydrates:307.2 g, Sugar:8.8 g, Fiber:17.7 g, Protein:75.2 g, Cholesterol:644 mg, Calories from Fat 1426, Sodium 1206mg, Vitamin A 71%, Calcium 57%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 134%, Nutrition Grade B-, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On December 09, 2011 at 09:25 am, Eva Toneva said...
I love cheese sticks and will probably make them. Thanks for the shared recipe! :)
On December 10, 2011 at 10:52 am, Parsley Sage said...
Cheese always makes my days better :) These sticks would draw me into the realm of Best Day Ever! Yum! Buzzed
On December 10, 2011 at 02:11 pm, Sandra said...
I saw them on Foodgawker and just had to try them immediately :) 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!
On December 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm, Rachel said...
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!
On October 07, 2012 at 04:32 am, Clare said...
Thanks for th recipe, I tried but unfortunately for me it didn't work out :( 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.

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. 

On October 13, 2012 at 09:52 am, Clare said...
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!

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. 

On June 20, 2013 at 05:20 pm, Madalina said...
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?

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. :)

On November 22, 2015 at 09:08 am, Kim said...
What size baking dish did you use to spread the dough and bake?

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

On January 25, 2016 at 03:59 pm, Dulce De Leon said...
Greetings, congratulations for your blog. I´ve 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.
On October 01, 2016 at 03:34 pm, Diana said...
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!

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

On February 06, 2019 at 01:06 pm, Sandra said...
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 ;-)

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