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Olive & Herb Cheese Straws

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Cook Time:

17 Minutes




  • 1 sheet puff pastry

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp water

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (can use ramano, asiago, or combination)

  • 1/3 cup grated aged cheddar cheese (or any hard cheese shredded)

  • 1 cup finely chopped California Ripe Olives (or any of your favorite olives)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (can add a small bit of chopped rosemary as well)


  • Defrost the puff pastry according to the package directions.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is about 1/16 inch thick. The size of the pastry will depend on the brand you use, but you will likely have a rectangle about 12×30 inches.

  • Whisk together the egg with about 1 teaspoon of water and lightly brush onto the pastry.

  • On one half of the dough, working cross-wise, sprinkle the Parmesan, cheddar, olives, and thyme.

  • Gently fold over the other half of the dough and lightly press with the rolling pin. Using a floured pizza cutter or knife, cut the edges so you have an even rectangle.

  • Cut even strips and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, twisting if you wish.

  • Refrigerate the dough while you preheat the oven to 375° F.

  • Bake for about 15 minutes, then gently turn the straws over, and bake for 1-2 minutes more.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

  • Once cooled, the straws may be stored in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days.

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