CHEESE STRAWS! BY DONNA
Donna Hill’s fresh cakes have quickly become a Southern dessert tradition, but her cheese straws are bringing in their own share of acclaim. The recipe was passed down to Donna from her Aunt Nancy and has been in her family for more than a century. Flat and crisp with furrows filled with rich flavor from aged Cheddar, these cheese straws are like your grandmother used to make, but even better. You can find her cheese straws at Western Supermarkets in Birmingham, Langenstein’s in New Orleans, and other specialty markets across the South, or give Donna a call; she’s happy to take your order over the phone.
MEMAW’S CHEESE STRAWS
YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI
These crispy, tasty straws gained fame through the many showers, weddings, and parties that Velma Hearst, lovingly known to family and friends as “MeMaw,” brought them to. Word spread, and MeMaw’s Cheese Straws took off. These days, her recipe is still prepared in small batches, just the way MeMaw made them. With their sharp and zesty flavor, these straws show up everywhere, from tailgates to holiday parties.
900 Edgar Rd.
LIZZIE’S CHEESE STRAWS
Owner and baker Elizabeth Bacher always dreamed of having a small bakery featuring her family recipes from her time growing up in Mississippi. Holding true to her Southern roots, she focused on her cheese straw recipe and made it the star of the show. Her light, buttery cheese straws come in a variety of flavors, including fancy twists like Parmesan Cheddar with Oregano, Sun Dried Tomato, and our favorite, White Cheddar and Rosemary.