Strawberry-Gouda Flower Pastries

Wisconsin Cheese Strawberry-Gouda Flower Pastries Recipe
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Active Time
30 Minutes
9 Pastries



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut gouda into 9 cubes, about 3/4-inch each. Set aside.
  3. Unfold one puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Cut out nine pastries with a 3-inch flower cookie cutter. Transfer pastries to prepared pan; chill flowers. Repeat unfolding and cutting steps with remaining pastry.
  4. Cut windows, removing centers from nine flowers with a 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Save pastry scraps for a different recipe. (See recipe tip.)
  5. Brush edges of the solid flowers with water; top with window flowers. Place 1/2 teaspoon strawberry preserves into the center of each flower; top centers with reserved gouda cubes. 
  6. Brush egg wash on the pastry of each flower. Bake for 10 minutes. Press a strawberry into the center of each flower. Bake for 4-5 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.

Recipe Tips

When working with the puff pastry, keeping it refrigerated between steps helps to prevent the dough from spreading. | Place puff pastry scraps into a sealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for up to 1 day, or refreeze for up to 2 weeks.| Place pastry scraps in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking pan. Brush with lightly beaten egg; sprinkle with shredded gouda. Bake at 400˚F for 10-12 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Top salads and soups with gouda bites.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Gouda cheese originated in Holland. Made with whole milk, gouda is a great melting cheese. It has a smooth, creamy texture and buttery, slightly sweet-nutty flavor.

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