Cheese Cigars with Spiced Honey


  1. Combine honey and pepper in medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently. Turn off heat and allow mixture to steep for one hour. Strain mixture and reserve for serving.
  2. Combine cheeses, 3 eggs, parsley, dill and nutmeg in large bowl until well combined. Beat remaining 2 eggs to create an egg wash.
  3. Cut pastry into 4 inch squares. Brush each with egg wash. Place 1 ounce cheese mixture in center of each square, forming a log shape. Fold in sides, then roll log to seal, creating a cigar shape. Use additional egg wash on edges to seal well while rolling.
  4. Heat oil to 350°F. Deep fry cigars until golden brown and crisp. Serve with Spiced Honey.


  • 2 cups wildflower honey
  • 2 tbsp pepper, aleppo style
  • 1 lb Real California Milk® feta cheese, crumbled
  • 8 oz Real California Milk® Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 5 egg(s), divided
  • 6 tbsp parsley, minced
  • 3 tbsp dill, fresh, minced
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, grated
  • 1 lb Feuille de Brick pastry
  • as needed oil, vegetable