Herbed Romano Cheese Straws – makes 24

*1 can of Pillsbury Breadstick dough (plain) – yes, I’m serious!

*1 1/2 cups grated Romano cheese (you can use parmesan too, but Romano tastes better)

*2-3 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs – I suggest rosemary and thyme, but whatever you like will do!

*1 tsp kosher salt

*1/2 cup Tasty Olive Company Tuscan Herb olive oil

*1/2 sheet pan/cookie sheet

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine cheese, salt and herbs on a platter or large plate…something big enough that will let you roll the breadstick in it to coat the entire thing

Remove breadstick dough from the can, unroll and layout the 12 pieces on a large cutting board.  With a knife or pizza cutter (this is the easiest and quickest way), cut each piece of dough in 1/2 length wise to create 24.

Brush each piece of dough with olive oil, place in the cheese mixture and evenly coat each piece. Once coated, take one end in each hand and twist until the dough spirals into a long straw.  Place on cookie sheet and press the ends down to hold the straw in place. Continue with each piece.  Depending on how large or how many cookie sheets you have, you may have to bake in batches.  you should be able to fit about 12 straws on each pan.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  The idea is for them to be crispy and stand up on their own.  If they flop over, they are still too much like a chewy breadstick.  Continue to bake for a few minutes, watching carefully so they do not burn. Transfer to a cooling rack.  Once cool, serve in a tall glass or vase for a fun presentation!