Cheese Straws

From “Ogilvie’s Book for a Cook”, published 1905.


  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Mix thoroughly the cheese, flour, salt, pepper and butter.
  2. Add enough cold water so that the paste can be rolled out thin.
  3. Cut in strips seven inches long and half an inch wide.
  4. Put on sheets and bake in a quick oven (400F) for ten minutes.
Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under appetizers & snacks.