Cheese Straws

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Adapted from The Heritage of Southern Cooking, by Camille Glenn


  • 1 lb sharp cheddar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour

Shred the cheese into a food processor using the shredding disc blade. Change to the all-purpose blade. Cut the butter into pieces and add to the cheese. Pulse to blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until well mixed.

Form into a ball and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Roll out quite thin (about 1/8") and cut into thin strips 6-8" long. Bake at 325° for about 20 minutes. When done, straws will be just slightly golden brown on the bottom.