Cheese Rolls are Porto’s most popular pastry, out of the thousands of people that visit their bakery everyday – almost everyone buys cheese rolls – can you believe they sell millions a year?? I know any time I’m there, I buy at least a dozen – it’s a flaky, buttery pasty filled with sweet cream cheese, it’s a perfect snack anytime of the day! Now that I live far away from Porto’s, it’s hard for me to stop by the bakery – I’ve gotten their mail-order a few times (it’s fantastic btw), but I figured cheese rolls are pretty easy to make at home, especially if you use store-bought puff pastry. My husband claims that these homemade ones are better than Porto’s, but you be the judge of it when you try it!
Porto’s uses all butter in their pasty – Trader Joe’s carries my favorite butter puff pastry, but they usually only carry it during the Fall/Winter time, I’ve also seen all butter puff pastry at Whole Foods as well. If you can’t find either of these, Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets can be found in the freezer section at almost any grocery store.