This Hack for Storing Cheese Straws Will Be Your New Go-To

published Oct 18, 2021
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Various sizes deli containers stacked.
Credit: Sarah Crowley

If you’re one of the many people who can’t get enough of cheese straws, you’ve probably encountered one main problem when you’re attempting to transport your snack: They break easily. 

While there are tons of store-bought varieties available for the oven-apprehensive, a quick Google search will prove that many cheese straw fans prefer to make their own. Most recipes make it a point to share that these treats can be kept for up to a week, when sealed in an airtight container. But rarely, if ever, do we see what that container should look like.

Enter: food photographer, stylist, and journalist Angie Mosier, who has forever immortalized the storage tip for those of us who need a little more guidance. Taking to her Instagram account on Friday, October 15, Mosier shared the cheese straws that arrived carefully packaged courtesy of “Debutante Farmer” Elizabeth Heiskell, who certainly has the pedigree and resume to know about these kinds of things.

“Southern A.F. @elizabethheiskellofficial knows the right way to take care of the precious cargo of her perfect cheese straws,” she captioned the photo of the straws displayed in criss-cross fashion inside a plastic storage container before thanking Heiskell for the “special delivery.” 

Not only is Heiskell’s idea of neatly stacking your cheese straws in a plastic container a great gift-giving suggestion, but it’s also a sustainability hack: We’re all for finding as many uses for the plastics that come into our lives as possible!