Top Pick Of The Week

January 4, 2005

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CheeseSticks with salsa
Great nibbling: John Wm Macy CheeseSticks, in six
flavors,needs no special occasion.

John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks: The Big Cheese

During the holiday season we heard from many Nibblers asking about cheese sticks and cheese straws, for entertaining and for gifts.

We love cheese straws, so it wasn’t difficult to give advice.  On our soon-to-launch website, we’ll have lots of space to discuss our favorite brands (we can name six different cheese straw and biscuit producers upon whose wares we happily nibble at every opportunity).

For our newsletter’s cheese nibble debut, we’ve chosen John Wm. Macy, who we've called the “big cheese” CheeseSticks box because he makes large, crunchy sourdough cheese sticks. They're hearty fare, the size of a thick stirring stick rather than the more delicate variety of straw or nibble-size biscuit. 

John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks are the kind you might make yourself if you had the time to mix up and roll out the dough, fold in the cheese, season, cut, twist, and bake. Fortunately for the time-challenged and kitchen-wary, these taste just as good right from the package.

These all-natural CheeseSticks are party favorites—watch a basketful evaporate and hear your guests clamor for more.  They’re perfect with beer: the cayenne seasoning adds peppery notes that pair perfectly with a cold brew (or a robust red wine).

Beyond hors d’oeuvre and snacks, CheeseSticks are one of those magic accents that make a plain salad or bowl of soup seem special; and make one that's special to begin with seem extraordinary. Keep some hidden away in the “special tricks” cabinet, where you pull rabbits out of the hat when people who need to be impressed drop by.

— Karen Hochman

Salad with Cheese Sticks
Not just for nibbling: the website
has creative ideas dress up everyday dishes like
salad (above) or soup (below).


Original Cheddar, Cheddar and Scallion,
Romano Garlic, Dijon Swiss, Tuscan Swiss, Melting Swiss

Each 4-ounce box contains approximately 12 sticks

  • Three 4-ounce boxes, $9.99
  • Six 4-ounce boxes, $16.99
  • Twelve 4-ounce boxes, $32.99
  • Gift tins $12.99 - $69.99

Shipping and any applicable taxes additional

Purchase online at

There’s also a retail store locator on the website.

FORWARD THIS NIBBLE to your cheese- and crunch-loving friends.

Onion Soup with CheeseSticks


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