After the Build-A-Bear debacle of 2018, my kids were looking forward to going to the park and enjoying a picnic with some friends! We were selected to sample Finlandia Cheese Sticks through Moms Meet and thought a splash- and -snack playtime would be the perfect place to share some gourmet cheese sticks!
The flavors were so unique that I felt like it would be a hit or a miss with kids, but Finlandia sure knows a thing or two about incredible cheese! The gruyere and cheddar cheese sticks was a favorite with the kids, gouda came in second, and the gouda parmesan, with a slight crunch, was enjoyed mostly by the adults!
After our time by the lake, I left with my tired kids, thinking about the remaining cheese sticks the entire drive home. I've longed for gluten-free fried mozzarella sticks, but a melted mess 5 years ago had kept me from trying to make them on my own! But, I decided today was the day to be brave and use some of our remaining Finlandia Cheese sticks to either make a masterpiece or a [yummy] mess!
I started by preheating the oven to 450 and putting the cheese sticks in the freezer for 15 minutes.
In three separate bowls, I prepared one egg, 1/2c gluten free bisquick, and 1/2c italian bread crumbs.
After the cheese sticks were slightly frozen, I dipped them in egg, then bisquick, then egg again, and finally breading.
I baked them [or really just hovered by the oven] for 7 minutes.
The results- amazingness! While they might not look like they came out of a box, the flavor was incredible! Finlandia's cheese blends would make an amazing addition to summer parties for both kids and adults!
Thanks Moms Meet and Finlandia!!
is a writer & tired homeschooling mom of five.