If you’re planning a party this holiday season, you’ll want to include Prosciutto Cheese Straws on the appetizer menu. A popular party bite in the south, the almost biscuit-like cheese straws made with sharp white Cheddar cheese have been updated to include salty chopped prosciutto twisted into the dough before baking. Easy to prepare, and popular whenever they’re served, Prosciutto Cheese Straws are a must for your holiday spread this year!

Prosciutto Cheese Straws
Make 16, 3-inch Cheese Straws


1-1/2 cups sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup flour
6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1-1/2 tablespoons milk
1 cup prosciutto, chopped


Preheat oven to 350°F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine shredded cheese, flour, butter, salt and Italian seasoning in a large food processor, then process until mixture is the consistency of coarse sand. Add milk then process until mixture comes together in a ball.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, then flour a rolling pin and roll dough out into a long rectangle about 1/8-inch thick. Sprinkle the chopped prosciutto on top then gently press into the dough.

Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 1/3-inch wide by 3-inch long strips. Twist each strip then lay onto the prepared baking sheet at least 1/2-inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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