Flaky Croissants with Cheddar Gruyere

Wisconsin Cheese Flaky Croissants with Cheddar Gruyere Recipe
Active Time
65 Minutes
8 croissants



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


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let stand for 5-6 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add 3 cups flour and salt; beat on low speed until mixture is combined. Add remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough clears sides of bowl.
  3. Knead dough in mixer or turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl. Flip to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, place the sticks of butter side by side in the center of a sheet of parchment paper. Cover with another sheet of parchment. Pound butter with a rolling pin into an 8 x 5-inch rectangle. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Punch dough down. Knead a few times by hand. Shape dough into a ball; roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 16 x 10-inch rectangle. Remove parchment, place butter in the center of dough. Fold the top and bottom third of dough over butter. Roll out dough into a 16 x 10-inch rectangle. Turn dough and roll out from the short side. Repeat folding, rolling and turning dough three times. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Line two 15 x 10-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 16 x 14-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheddar gruyere, pressing down lightly. Cut into four 14 x 4-inch rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally.
  8. Roll up from the wide end. Place rolls point side down 3 inches apart on prepared pans. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand until nearly doubled, about 1 hour. Refrigerate croissants for 1 hour.
  9. Heat oven to 375°F.
  10. Brush croissants with egg wash. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar gruyere. Bake croissants, one pan at a time, for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Cheesemonger Tip

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This semi-hard cheese features a unique fusion of cheddar and gruyere. It’s creamy and aged to develop the perfect blend of sweet and nutty flavor notes.

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