Italian Five-Cheese Artisan Breadsticks

These soft and chewy artisan breadsticks are filled with a blend of five Italian cheeses and topped with an assortment of herbs.

Italian Five-Cheese Artisan Breadsticks

Prep Time: 4 hours
Bake Time: 15 minutes
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Bread Flour111005
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-0.50.3-15
Red Star Block Yeast-3.52-100
Red Star 3LD Dry Malt Syrup-1.71-50
Olive Oil-5.33-150
Saf-Pro Relax + YF-1.71-50
Livendo S400-1.71-50
Water +/-711703500
Italian Five Cheese Blend1110-500

Lesaffre Products Used


In a spiral mixer, combine all ingredients (except cheese) and mix for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for an additional 5 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until dough is almost fully developed. Add cheese at a slow speed and blend until combined and dough is fully developed. Take care to not overmix. Final dough temperature should be maintained at 78°F (26°C). Once mixed, let the dough rest covered for 30 minutes.

Next, scale dough into 11.5 oz (326 g) portions and shape into 7 x 7 in (17.75 x 17.75 cm) squares. At this time you may sprinkle dough with any desired toppings. Suggested toppings include additional cheese, sesame seeds, flour, garlic, onions and/or dried herbs.

Place dough into a covered rack and proof at room temperature for 3 hours. Before baking, dock dough with a wooden stick to create five equal segments.

To bake, place into a pre-heated 410°F (210°C) deck oven with 5-second steam for 15 minutes. Bake until breadsticks are golden and cheese is melted. Remove from oven, let cool.


The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.