The Pie Man has been making Cheese Straws and Cheese Savouries for the last 35 years and they have proved to be very popular. Our great taste comes from using a West Country Vintage Cheddar Cheese that is aged for approximately 18-20 months, this is made in Somerset by a family run business that was established in 1833. The butter we use is British butter from a dairy in the West Country and our flour is milled in Southampton, where the wheat is British-sourced when possible.
A few years ago, Waitrose magazine conducted a serious survey of Chefs and Food Critics, aimed at establishing once and for all, Britain’s favourite canapé – and the results, according to contemporary “news” reports, came as a bit of a shock. The professional snack scoffers shunned the miniature fish suppers and burgers so popular at the time, plumping instead for the deliciously retro cheese straw: “solid enough to provide a good foil to alcohol and its only drawback is the threat of crumbs falling on the carpet”