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Puff Pastry Parmesan Twists (Cheese Straws)

These Puff Pastry Parmesan Twists are an easy 3-ingredient cheese straw made with store-bought puff pastry dough, parmesan cheese and simple seasonings.

Puff Pastry Parmesan Twists

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  • QUICK – These puff pastry cheese twists are so easy and bake up in less than 30 minutes!
  • CUSTOMIZABLE – Pick your favorite grated cheeses and seasoning blends. I love parmesan cheese and herbs de Provence. Read on for more combo ideas!
  • TASTY – Add these puff pastry parmesan twists to any charcuterie or cheese board, appetizer tray, snack platter or enjoy on their own!

If you have never made cheese straws out of puff pastry before, you are in for a treat! These delightful little puff pastry twists will instantly become a favorite snack or appetizer, I’m sure of it.


  • Puff Pastry
  • Sea Salt
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Egg
Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

Top them with any cheese and seasoning combo your heart desires. I love to use parmesan cheese and herbs de Provence. Here are a few more ideas!

Puff Pastry Parmesan Twists Appetizer

Puff Pastry Cheese Twist Flavor Combos

Select any grated hard cheese and seasoning of your choice! Get creative and blend together different types of cheeses too!

  • Parmesan & Herbs de Provence
  • Gruyere & Minced Thyme
  • Pecorino Romano & Cayenne Pepper
  • Aged Cheddar & Paprika

These savory puff pasty twists really are super simple to make. Let’s go through the easy steps, and by the way, these steps will be the same no matter what type of cheese or seasoning toppings you choose to use. It’s a really simple puff pastry appetizer, so no worries if you’re new to baking with puff pastry!

How to Make Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

STEP 1: Unfold your thawed puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Using a roll pin, roll it to 1/8″ thick rectangle. Don’t worry about the size of the rectangle, this recipe is forgiving, just roll it out thin.

STEP 2: Brush the rolled out puff pastry with an egg wash. An egg wash is 1 lightly beaten egg thinned out with 1-2 tablespoons of water. This gives the puff pastry a golden color and helps your toppings stay on.

Puff Pastry Egg Wash

STEP 3: This is the fun part! Sprinkle on your grated cheese and seasoning choices. For me, that’s grated parmesan cheese and herbs de Provence. Using a rolling pin, carefully roll over the toppings to help press them into the puff pastry dough.

You can find herbs de Provence in the seasoning aisle, it’s a blend of savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and oregano.

Cheese on Puff Pastry

STEP 4: Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, carefully cut out long, thin strips from your puff pastry rectangle. It doesn’t matter how long or short they are, the process is the same!

Sometimes I make extra long ones, and sometimes I go for the short end to make short ones. If serving with a dip, I recommend shorter cheese twists so they don’t break.

STEP 5: Grab each end with your fingers and simply twist into shape and lay on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush one more time with egg wash, give a sprinkling of sea salt and bake at a 375-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes!

Twisting Puff Pastry

Once they’re out of the oven, enjoy right away! I think they taste the most crispy while still warm or room temperature, but after about a couple of hours, they being to lose their crispy texture.

Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws

These crispy, buttery cheese twists are the perfect snack for happy hours, cocktail parties, or even as a substitute for breadsticks with lasagna or spaghetti (also try these parmesan bread bites)!

I always keep an extra box of puff pastry in my freezer to whip these up. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Puff Pastry Parmesan Twists

If you want even more appetizer ideas, check out these favorites below!

Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

Puff Pastry Parmesan Twists

Author: Courtney
Flaky, crispy puff pastry wrapped up into easy cheese straws covered in parmesan cheese and herbs de Provence seasoning!
4.84 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 twists
Calories 203 kcal


  • 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons herbs de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold thawed puff pastry sheet. I used Pepperidge Farm brand. Using a rolling pin dusted with flour, roll the puff pastry to 1/8" thickness.
  • Brush the rolled puff pastry with egg wash (lightly beaten egg + 1 tablespoon water).
  • Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese and herbs de Provence on top of the puff pastry.
  • Gently roll over the top of the puff pastry with a rolling pin to press the toppings into the dough.
  • Cut the pastry crosswise into 8-10 strips (about 1/2" thickness). Hold the ends of each strip and twist.
  • Brush again with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt. Carefully place on baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.


To make ahead: Place the unbaked, twisted cheese straws on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, carefully place them together in a sealed, airtight container. Remove from freezer and bake when ready. Unbaked cheese twists can be frozen for up to 1 month. 
Keyword cheese straws, puff pastry, puff pastry parmesan twists
Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 2mg
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