Cheese-filled Bread Sticks Recipe from Moldova - Vegetarian Dish

Cheese-filled Bread Sticks

Cheese-filled Bread Sticks Recipe from Moldova - Vegetarian Dish
Region / culture: Moldova | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 12 | Vegetarian diet


Cheese-filled Bread Sticks
Cheese-filled Bread Sticks

Cheese-filled bread sticks are a delicious and savory snack that are perfect for parties, gatherings, or just as a tasty treat for yourself. These bread sticks are filled with a creamy feta cheese mixture and baked to perfection, creating a crispy and flavorful appetizer that is sure to please any crowd.


The origins of cheese-filled bread sticks are not entirely clear, but they are believed to have originated in Italy, where bread sticks, or grissini, are a popular snack or accompaniment to meals. The addition of cheese to the bread sticks adds a rich and savory flavor that takes this classic snack to a whole new level.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the butter and cheese together until well combined. Add caraway seeds.
  2. Remove the heels of the breadsticks and hollow out the soft bread from the inside.
  3. Fill the breadsticks with the cheese mixture and arrange them on a baking sheet greased with butter. Place a small piece of butter on top of each breadstick.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.


  • Try using different types of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, for a different flavor profile.
  • Add herbs or spices to the cheese mixture for extra flavor, such as garlic powder or dried oregano.
  • Top the bread sticks with grated Parmesan cheese before baking for a crispy and cheesy crust.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to hollow out the breadsticks properly to create enough space for the cheese filling.

- Use a piping bag or a small spoon to fill the breadsticks with the cheese mixture for easy and mess-free assembly.

- Be sure to arrange the filled breadsticks on a greased baking sheet to prevent sticking.

- Keep an eye on the breadsticks while baking to ensure they do not burn.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cheese-filled bread sticks as an appetizer at a party or gathering, or enjoy them as a tasty snack on their own.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute cream cheese for feta cheese for a creamier filling.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cheese mixture and hollow out the breadsticks ahead of time, then assemble and bake them when ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the cheese-filled bread sticks on a platter with fresh herbs or cherry tomatoes for a colorful and appetizing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve cheese-filled bread sticks with a glass of white wine or a refreshing beer for a perfect pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cheese-filled bread sticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, place them in a preheated oven for a few minutes until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheese-filled bread sticks contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of cheese-filled bread sticks contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cheese-filled bread sticks contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of cheese-filled bread sticks contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheese-filled bread sticks are a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D.


Cheese-filled bread sticks contain dairy and gluten.


Cheese-filled bread sticks are a delicious and indulgent snack that are relatively high in fats and calories, but also provide essential nutrients like calcium and vitamins.


Cheese-filled bread sticks are a delicious and indulgent snack that are perfect for any occasion. With a creamy feta cheese filling and a crispy breadstick crust, these savory treats are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. Enjoy them on their own or as part of a larger spread for a tasty and satisfying snack.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe is still vivid in my mind. It was a rainy evening, and I had just returned home from a visit to my dear friend Martha's house. Martha was an excellent cook, and I always left her house feeling inspired and eager to try new recipes.

On this particular day, Martha had served us a delicious meal that included homemade cheese-filled bread sticks. They were warm, cheesy, and perfectly seasoned. I couldn't stop raving about them, and Martha graciously offered to share the recipe with me.

I eagerly accepted her offer, and as soon as I got home, I set to work in my own kitchen. I gathered all the ingredients I needed - flour, yeast, salt, sugar, cheese, and butter. I followed Martha's instructions carefully, mixing and kneading the dough until it was smooth and elastic.

As the bread sticks baked in the oven, the aroma that filled my kitchen was heavenly. When they were done, I eagerly took a bite, and I was transported back to Martha's dining room. The bread sticks were just as delicious as I remembered, and I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen.

Over the years, I have made these cheese-filled bread sticks countless times. They have become a family favorite, and whenever I serve them, they are always met with oohs and ahhs of delight. I have even shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, who have all been equally impressed.

But the true magic of this recipe lies not just in its delicious taste, but in the memories and connections it represents. Every time I make these bread sticks, I am reminded of that rainy evening at Martha's house, of the warmth and friendship that filled her kitchen. I am reminded of the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones, of the simple pleasure of breaking bread together.

And so, as I roll out the dough and sprinkle on the cheese, I do it with a heart full of gratitude and nostalgia. This recipe is not just a list of ingredients and instructions - it is a thread that connects me to the people and moments that have shaped my life.

So to anyone who asks me for the recipe for my cheese-filled bread sticks, I will gladly share it. But know that in doing so, I am not just passing on a culinary secret - I am passing on a piece of my heart, a piece of my history. And I hope that as you make these bread sticks in your own kitchen, you will feel the same sense of warmth and connection that I do.


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