These cheese crisps are great as an alternative when you are craving chips. I always bought the cheddar crisps at the farmer’s market for my little kids or for parties/playdates since they are so popular, but are quite pricey.
If you search online, you will notice parmesan cheese or any other hard cheeses will turn out crunchy while cheddar is more chewy (this is not what you want). After doing a little experiment myself, I finally got the trick! I’m sharing the method as to how to make the cheddar cheese crisps today – It’s all about the baking time!
1 8oz medium cheddar cheese block (grated)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees ◦F.
- Place little lumps of grated cheese about 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet (make sure you use parchment paper).
- Bake at 300 degrees ◦F for 10-15 minutes, cheese will start bubbling, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Return the cheese to oven and bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the cheese,
- Return the cheese to oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.
- They can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
- I adjusted the temperature to 300 ◦F (instead of 350 ◦F which is what most other recipes listed). High temperature will brown the edges while the middle part is still chewy. For other hard cheeses, you can probably stick with 350 ◦F and just bake in the oven without removing and returning the cheese from/back to the oven.
- Since each oven is different, if the cheese crisps are not hard enough after baking, you can bake it for another 5 minutes.
- These can be spiced up with any spice you want before baking.
- Medium cheddar has a better flavor, sharp cheddar may be a little too strong.
- When placing little lumps of the grated cheese on the pan, make sure it’s not too thick. Try to spread a thin layer so that the middle part won’t take too long to get crispy.
Hi Gin. I’ve made these with parmesan and added them to salads. I love cheddar, so I’m going to have to try these!
Hi Letty: Have you bought any from the vendor at the farmer’s market? All of his cheese crisps are good. My kids’ favorite is cheddar and mine is parmesan. It’s a good idea to add them to salads.
Have you tried adding smoked paprika?
No, I have not, but the vendor at the farmer’s market sells all kinds of cheese crisps, including chili, garlic, paprika. They all are very good. If you have a recipe, I would like to have it too.
Can I used already grated cheese in bags instead of block ? If there is a difference please explain thank you.
yes, you can use grated cheese in bags.
These were delicious. My husband liked them so much I have to make more. I used a white extra sharp cheddar shredded it on the fine side worked great. I will definitely be making this again!
So glad you liked it! These were my kids’ snacks when they were small. Thank you for visiting my site.