Soft Parmesan Pretzels

Wisconsin Cheese Soft Parmesan Pretzels Recipe
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Active Time
30 Minutes
12 Pretzels



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line two 15 x 10-inch baking pans with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll pizza crust on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough widthwise into 12 strips, each about 1-inch wide. Carefully stretch each strip into a 24-inch rope. Form each rope into a U shape. Overlap ends, twisting once. Fold ends down; press ends tightly onto the bottom of U to secure pretzel shape.
  3. Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a Dutch oven over high heat, stirring occasionally. Drop pretzels, two at a time, into the boiling water. Boil for 30 seconds, submerging pretzels in boiling water. Remove with a slotted spatula; drain on paper towels.
  4. Transfer to prepared pans; brush with egg wash. Bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine parmesan and garlic powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle each pretzel with about 1 tablespoon parmesan mixture. Bake for 2-3 minutes longer or until pretzels are golden brown.
  5. Serve warm with Warm Beer-Cheese Dip or mustard.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Known as the king of Italian cheeses, parmesan originated in the Reggio and Parma regions of Italy. Parmesan is aged for at least 10 months in the U.S.; it tastes sweet, nutty and buttery.

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