Cheese straws - Skipton, North Yorkshire, England - DSC01040.jpg

Cheese straws are a traditional food of England[1] and the Southern United States.[2] They are eaten as an appetizer or snack.[3] They are made as cut strips, or by using a cookie press, from dough made with butter, flour, salt, cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper.[4] Variations use different types of cheese, spices and nuts.[3]