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Cheesy French Pinwheels

Cheesy French Pinwheels


Cheesy French Pinwheels – If you’re searching for an appetizer or snack that is guaranteed to impress your guests you’ve come to the place. Our Cheesy French Pinwheels offer a mix of flavors and textures that will leave you wanting more. In this article we’ll guide you through the steps to make these mouthwatering pinwheels. Get ready to take your snack game to the level with our recipe, for Cheesy French Pinwheels!

Cheesy French Pinwheels

I still remember the first time I prepared these Cheesy French Pinwheels. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon. I wanted to surprise my family with something special. While I was making the pinwheels the enticing aroma of chopped rosemary filled up the kitchen building up our excitement. Soon as they came out of the golden brown and irresistibly cheesy—my husband and child couldn’t resist taking a bite even before they had cooled down! It was a moment of bliss. Since then these pinwheels have become a beloved favorite, in our family.

What makes this Cheesy French Pinwheels truly stand out?

What makes these Cheesy French Pinwheels stand out is their fusion of flavors. The tangy country-style Dijon whole grain mustard adds a zesty kick while thinly sliced salami brings in an element. However it’s the amount of Jack cheese that steals the show—it melts perfectly and gives rise to an irresistible gooey texture. These pinwheels are packed with delicious ingredients. Wrapped in a buttery, flaky puff pastry making them a surefire hit with any group of people.

Cheesy French Pinwheels

What You Need To Make This Cheesy French Pinwheels Recipe?

Puff Pastry: Puff pastry is, like the canvas for your masterpiece. Make sure it’s completely defrosted and ready to go. This buttery flaky dough is your ticket to pinwheels.

Mustard: The secret sauce that takes these pinwheels to the level is country Dijon grain mustard. Its tangy kick adds a burst of flavor that goes beautifully with the ingredients. Don’t be shy; spread it generously!

Rosemary: Freshly chopped rosemary is like having an herb garden in your kitchen. Just the aroma alone will make your taste buds dance with anticipation. Sprinkle it on for a touch.

Salami: Sliced salami brings the element to this dish. Layer it like a pro. Let its rich meaty goodness shine through. Overlapping slices is a move for maximizing flavor.

Jack Cheese: Shredded jack cheese acts as the glue that holds everything both literally and figuratively. Its melt-in-your-mouth quality creates that gooeyness we all adore.

Eggs: Beaten eggs are your sidekick, in this adventure. Use them to seal the deal by brushing the border of the pastry giving the pinwheels an inviting finish.

Cheesy French Pinwheels

Steps To Make Cheesy French Pinwheels:

Step 1: To begin preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with Silpats or parchment paper.

Step 2: Follow the instructions, on the package to defrost the puff pastry sheets usually taking around 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 3: Carefully unfold one pastry sheet onto a floured surface. Use a floured rolling pin to smooth out any creases.

Step 4: Evenly spread mustard over the pastry making sure to leave a 1/2 inch border. Sprinkle finely chopped rosemary over the mustard.

Step 5: Arrange salami slices over the mustard overlapping as needed. Then sprinkle shredded Jack cheese on top of the salami.

Step 6: Brush the beaten egg along the border. Roll up the pastry gently in a jellyroll fashion and press to seal the seam. Repeat this process with the remaining pastry, mustard, rosemary, salami and cheese.

Step 7: Slice each log crosswise into rounds 1/2 inch and place them on the prepared baking sheets with about an inch of space between each round. Brush the tops of each round with a beaten egg.

Step 8: Bake in your preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or, until brown. Serve these pinwheels warm. Watch them disappear!

Cheesy French Pinwheels


To add a burst of flavor you might want to try brushing the surface of your Cheesy French Pinwheels with a blend of butter and garlic powder before putting them in the oven. This easy step will give your pinwheels an essence of garlic butter that takes them to a whole new level of yumminess. Your guests will be amazed, by this variation, on a timeless recipe!

Cheesy French Pinwheels

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I prepare these Cheesy French Pinwheels in advance?

Definitely! You have the option to prepare the pinwheels beforehand cover them up and keep them in the refrigerator. When you want to serve them simply bake them according to the instructions.

Can I use other types of cheese?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with types of cheese and discover your combination. Cheddar, Swiss or mozzarella are all choices.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze these pinwheels for snacking. Just make sure to wrap them in wrap or aluminum foil before freezing. To enjoy them again reheat them in the oven as needed.

Cheesy French Pinwheels
Cheesy French Pinwheels

Cheesy French Pinwheels

Experience the charm of our Cheesy French Pinwheels, where culinary expertise meets simplicity. These flaky and golden delights are a combination of flavors and textures bringing together the taste of country-style Dijon whole grain mustard the aromatic dance of fresh rosemary the savory embrace of thinly sliced salami and the enticing gooeyness of shredded Jack cheese. Prepared with care and baked to perfection they emerge from the oven as treasures that are sure to captivate your taste buds with their elegant yet comforting blend. Whether it’s a gathering or a cozy night, these pinwheels are a culinary masterpiece that promises pure delight in every single bite.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cheesy French Pinwheels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Dozen


  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1/2 c of country Dijon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp of fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb of thinly sliced salami
  • 3 c of shredded Jack cheese
  • 2 large eggs beaten to blend


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line two baking sheets, with parchment paper or Silpats.
  • Make sure to let the puff pastry sheets thaw as instructed on the package for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Gently unfold one pastry sheet onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten it out evenly.
  • Apply a layer of country-style Dijon grain mustard on the pastry leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Evenly sprinkle finely chopped rosemary over the mustard.
  • Place thinly sliced salami over the mustard layer. Sprinkle shredded Jack cheese on top of it.
  • Brush some beaten egg on the border of the pastry to help seal it.
  • Roll up the pastry tightly ensuring that you seal any seams and repeat this process with the sheet.
  • Cut the rolled-up logs into rounds that are 1/2 inch thick and place them on your prepared baking sheets.
  • Brush some beaten egg over the tops of each pinwheel before placing them in your oven.
  • Bake, for 18 to 20 minutes until they turn a golden brown color.
  • Serve your Cheesy French Pinwheels warm and enjoy every bite!


For a twist, on this delicious recipe you can use gluten-free puff pastry sheets instead of the traditional ones. These sheets are easily available at grocery stores or online. Just make sure that all the other ingredients, like Dijon mustard, salami and cheese are also gluten-free. This simple adaptation allows everyone to enjoy the flavors and textures of our Cheesy French Pinwheels without worrying about restrictions. Whether you’re following a diet or just trying something this gluten-free version guarantees a delightful culinary experience, for everyone.
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