Demonstration with 350 Degree Cheese Straws
Southern Season invites you to join us Friday, February 3rd from 11 am to 2 pm to try out 350 Degree Cheese Straws. Buy them here.
Folks who’ve tried 350° Cheese Straws® will tell you “One bite and you’re hooked”! But there’s a whole lot that has transpired before you take that first bite.
Cheese straws have been a Southern delicacy for over 200 years and 350° Cheese Straws are becoming a tradition in their own right. As the name implies, they are baked at 350 degrees - but that’s the only part of the family recipe that’s ever been revealed.
Ashley Sellars bakes each batch, using the closely guarded family recipe handed down from her mother, Terry Hines. Ashley is the only person who makes the dough and she’s the only person who touches the oven. Why? As Ashley says “I’m only as good as my last batch and Mom wouldn’t have it any other way - and I am proud to carry on her love for baking cheese straws.”
Anyone who tastes them can tell you part of the secret has to be the cheese. Top quality sharp cheddar cheese, and lots of it. When you’re baking for taste, you don’t skimp on the good stuff. You’re first bite will give you that unmistakable crunch and then in a few seconds, that extra burst of flavor that balances that rich cheddar taste and leaves you reaching for another. Ashley oversees each batch for taste, texture and consistency. Her motto is “When in doubt, throw it out” and she won’t let a cheese straw leave the kitchen that doesn’t meet her exacting standards.
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Time: 12:00 PM