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White Cheddar Prosciutto Pinwheels

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 32 pinwheels 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


These White Cheddar Proscuitto Pinwheels are a crowd pleaser! They are simple to make, great for parties, and even freeze well! You’ll love them. 



8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 bunch chives, chopped

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

4 ounces prosciutto (about 8 slices)

2 sheets puff pastry dough, thawed


Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven 350.

Combine all ingredients, except for the puff pastry, together in a large bowl and mix well.

Evenly spread half of the cheese mixture onto one sheet of puff pastry and top with half of the slices of prosciutto. 

Tightly roll the dough up, slice each roll into 16 pieces. Place on your parchment lined baking sheets (if you want to reshape them so they are nice and round, now is the time!). 

Repeat with remaining ingredients and chill the pinwheels for 30 minutes.

Once chilled, bake the pinwheels for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and serve!


  • One package of puff pastry usually has 2 sheets in it. Just make sure it does before buying it!
  • You can use any cheese for this recipe, but sharp white cheddar is my favorite!

Keywords: cheddar cheese, proscuitto, crowdpleaser, party recipe

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