Sunday, February 3, 2013

Three Sisters Cheese Straws

Cheese StawsEver head of cheese straws? I hadn't, until I received an email from a sweet woman named Alice.
Candice
I just saw your blog listing all the great WV foods. I wanted to introduce myself. I am Alice Frankovitch. I have a company with my sisters called Three Sisters 3. We have been in business almost 3 years. Our cheese straws are made in Weirton WV and in Richmond Va. We have the classification of WV Grown and the VA award of Virginia's Finest.  Check out our website www.threesisters3.com. Also send me your address and I will send you some of our cheese straws and see if you agree that they some of West Virginia's best
Alice Frankovitch
Cheese Staws
Turns out that cheese straws are classic southern treat, according to their website. They're a buttery, spicy snack made with extra sharp cheese. They're usually served with a meal but can also be served with soups, salads or alongside cocktails.

The Three Sisters Cheese Straws are a legacy from the women's grandmother, who made them the old-fashioned way. The sisters - Peggy, Isabel and Alice - continue to make them by hand with her original recipe. They sell them for $13 for a 6.25 oz. container, and they can be found at the State Line Fine Wine or Belmontes in Weirton, as well as Slight Indulgence in Morgantown - as well as a few other places.

Cheese Staws
I was super happy to see a box delivered to my door the other day, and when I opened it, it contained these savory little snacks. They're flaky - more like crumbley - with a sharp cheddar taste. I made a bowl of tomato soup to accompany these little treats, and I'm surprised I've gone this long without that combo. While a grilled cheese and tomato soup is hard to beat, adding these cheese straws to that duo is unstoppable.

 Check out this local company, especially if you prefer salty snacks, and let me know what you think!