Crispy Vat 17 World Cheddar Straws

Wisconsin Cheese Crispy Vat 17 World Cheddar Straws  Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
about 55 straws



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


  1. Place the flour, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a food processor; cover and pulse until blended. Add 1 3/4 cups cheddar and cold butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse sand. Add 6 tablespoons cream, pulse until combined. Add cream, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition until dough just holds together when pinched.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape into two disks; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll out one disk of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 10 x 8-inch rectangle, about 1/8-inch thick. Trim edges straight. Cut dough into 1/4-inch strips. Carefully place 1/2 inch apart on a prepared pan. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheddar.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat steps with remaining dough and cheddar. Serve straws with marinara sauce.

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.

Vat 17 World Cheddar is an award-winning aged cheese that was created as a quest to capture the best flavor attributes from cheddars around the world. The flavor of this unique cheddar is bold and complex with tangy nuttiness.

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