We eat a lot of cheese at my house, right now there are eight different types of cheese in the fridge; I don’t think that’s too many, do you? Have you heard of Cotswold cheese? It’s one of my favorite cheeses and it is in the fridge specifically for making these crispy Savory Cotswold Cheese Crackers.
Baked Cotswold Cheese Crackers
What could be better than snacking on homemade cheese crackers made with your favorite cheese? This is also a gluten-free recipe because these crackers are made with rice flour.
You may think making crackers from scratch is a lot of work but I am here to tell you it is easy to do. Simply mix the dough, roll out the dough and cut the dough into rounds and bake.
The great thing about making your own crackers is you can customize them any way you want. You can mix cheeses together, add different spices and bake them in any shape you like.
Cracker Flavor Suggestions
- Cheddar Cheese and Cracked Pepper
- Cojtia Cheese and Chili Powder
- Swiss Cheese and Dill
- Parmesan Cheese and Basil
What is Cotswold Cheese?
Cotswold Cheese originated in England and is a semi-hard cows milk cheese similar to cheddar cheese that has chives added to it. This delicious golden-yellow cheese has a hearty taste that is creamy and buttery with the extra savory flavor chives.
The recipe is quick and easy and makes about 35 to 50 crackers depending on how you cut them. Have fun with the shapes, today I’m making mine round, but I making square or diamond shapes would be great too.
Ingredients for Cotswold Cheese Crackers
This recipe for homemade cheese crackers takes just 6-ingredients. And I promise homemade cheese crackers are better than anything from a box.
- Cotswold Cheese
- Rice Flour
- Sea Salt – I use fine-grained salt for this recipe
- Fresh Rosemary
- Fresh Chives
How to Make Savory Cheese Crackers
Step 1. Crumble the Cotswold cheese into small pieces for easier processing.
Step 2. Add all the ingredients except the water to the food processor bowl and with short pulses, pulse until the ingredients are coarsely combined.
I recommend using a 4-cup food processor, however, you can mix this in a large bowl. When mixing in a bowl, crumble the cheese into very small pieces so it mixes in easily.
Step 3. Start adding 1 tablespoon of water to the food processor and process in short bursts until the dough becomes soft and holds together.
Step 4. Turn the dough out onto plastic wrap. Wrap the dough and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Step 5. Once the dough is chilled turn it out onto a floured board and then roll the dough to 1/8″ thickness. Using a 2″ cutter, cut the dough into rounds.
Step 6. Place the cracker dough rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Sprinkle with additional sea salt and bake at 400 degrees F. for 13-15 minutes, until the crackers are golden brown.
This baked cheese cracker recipe makes about 35 crackers, perfect to set out with appetizers, have as a snack and these crackers are perfect with a good creamy soup.
Tools and Ingredients to Make Cheese Crackers
I use Bob’s Red Mill White Rice Flour for all my rice flour recipes with great success.
This four-cup Cuisinart Food Processor is easy to use and perfect for smaller amounts of food and is one of my most used kitchen tools. For rolling out all types of doughs I always use this 100% cotton cloth rolling mat. This mat makes rolling dough easy with hardly any sticking and, when done using, just scrape off the excess dough and flour and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
For more cheesy One Hot Oven recipes try these favorites
Bake these Pear, Asiago, Pistachio and Cranberry Puff Pastry pinwheels for a delicious savory appetizer.
Mini Swiss Cheese Quiches are my go-to recipe for brunch, they are easy to make and everyone raves about the taste.
Cheesy popcorn is always a favorite so pop up a batch of Rosemary & Asiago Cheese Popcorn for a fun movie night snack.
Apricot Parmesan Puff Pastry Pinwheels are easy to make with store-bought puff pastry and apricot jam.
Savory Cotswold Cheese Crackers
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Crumble the Cotswold cheese into small pieces.
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor, except the water.
- With the food processor running, add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture forms into a soft dough that holds together. You may not use all the water.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8" thick, then cut into desired shapes. I used a 2" round cookie cutter.
- Place the cracker rounds on the baking sheet and sprinkle with additional sea salt.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes, until the crackers are golden brown.
For more cheesy One Hot Oven recipes try these favoritesBake these Pear, Asiago, Pistachio and Cranberry Puff Pastry pinwheels for a delicious savory appetizer. Mini Swiss Cheese Quiches are my go-to recipe for brunch, they are easy to make and everyone raves about the taste. Cheesy popcorn is always a favorite so pop up a batch of Rosemary & Asiago Cheese Popcorn for a fun movie night snack. Apricot Parmesan Puff Pastry Pinwheels are easy to make with store-bought puff pastry and apricot jam.
6-Ingredient Cheese Crackers