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Jamon & Manchego Cheese Dipping Straws

By on January 1, 2017


Are you entertaining friends this weekend? Our Jamon & Manchego Cheese Dipping Straws are a quick, easy (and delicious) snack that are sure to impress.


  • 16 slices of Jamon
  • 4 sheets of puff pastry
  • 200g tub Chris’ Traditional Cheese & Chive Dip
  • 50g finely grated Manchego Cheese.
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives as garnish.


  • Pre heat oven 180 degrees Celsius
  • In a small bowl, slightly work and whip 200g of Chris’ Cheese & Chive Dip and apply lightly to two sheets of the puff pastry with the back of a small spoon.
  • Working quickly, lay horizontally strips of Jamon over top of the first sheet of puff.
  • Place the second sheet over top and sandwich it down. The dip will help the ham and pastry stick.
  • With a long sharp knife cut horizontally into 6 mm wide strips.
  • Pick up each end of the pastry ham strips and give it several twists and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  • Brush lightly with egg yoke and then sprinkle with grated Manchego cheese and cayenne pepper.
  • Place in oven and bake until golden and puffy (approx. 15 minutes.)
  • Repeat with the rest of the pastry and ham. With the remaining Chris’ Cheese & Chive Dip that has been whipped, add fresh chopped mint. Serve with warm straws and garnish with fresh chopped chives.