Christmas and New Year are all about catching up with friends. I really enjoy having people round and always try to bake some nibbles to accompany the drinks.
Aldi kindly sent me a bottle of Limestone Coast Chardonnay from their Exquisite Collection along with their Extra Mature Cheddar.
I decided to make some cracked pepper and cheese straws with the cheddar to accompany the wine.
To make the cheese straws you will need:
Ground or cracked pepper
Mature cheddar cheese
Ready made puff pastry
1. Roll out the pastry
2. Grate the cheese on top of the pastry and press into the pastry
3. Add the cracked pepper
4. Cut the pastry into strips
5. Twist the strips and place on a baking sheet.
6. Bake according to the puff pastry packet instructions - about 20 minutes and 200c
These cheese straws went really well with the Chardonnay which had hints of white peach and pineapple.
Thank you to Aldi for sending me a sample of the cheese and wine.