Savory and rich with just a bit of a peppery bite, cheese straws are great party snacks. Cheese straws are a traditional food of England and the Southern United States. They are eaten as an appetizer or snack. They are made as cut strips, or by using a cookie press, from dough made with butter, flour, salt, cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper. Crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs make a delicious and fun hors d'oeuvre. These crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs and crushed red chili flakes make a wonderful snack to go along with wine and cocktails, and they're also delicious with a bowl of tomato or vegetable soup.