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Thyme & Cheddar Cheese Straws

Main Ingredient: Beans

Yield: 20 cheese sticks

Photo and Recipe courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen, Adrianna Adarme

Ingredients

  • 1 c. extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons whole milk


EGG WASH: 

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Splash of whole milk

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine grated cheese, butter, flour, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix using a spoon or your fingers until it resembles a coarse meal. Pour in the milk and knead the dough using your hands until it forms a shaggy ball. Lightly flour kitchen counter and dump out the dough and any bits. Knead the dough five or six times, until it forms a large disc, adding more milk if needed.
  3. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll the dough into an 8 x 12-inch rectangle that is 1/4-inch thick. Using a lightly floured sharp knife, cut the dough into 6-inch strips (each about 1/4-inch wide), re-flouring the knife when needed. 
  4. Carefully transfer the strips to the parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 1/4-inch apart. Lightly brush each cheese stick with egg wash and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. 
  5. Place baking sheet in oven; bake until lightly golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cheese sticks to cool on baking sheet and serve at room temperature.

BLACK CREEK® PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Greg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

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