Cheese Rolls

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Introducing the most delicious combo ever – cheese 🧀, caramelized onions 🧅, and honey 🍯!

Perfect for sharing, this recipe yields 9-12 cheese rolls and takes about 2.5-3 hours from start to finish.

Cheese Rolls

Course Snack


For the dough, you’ll need:

  • 15 grams of bread flour for Tangzhong
  • 90 grams of whole milk
  • 150 grams of whole milk
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast
  • 300 grams of bread flour
  • 15 grams of milk powder like Nido
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 50 grams of softened unsalted butter

For the cheese filling, gather:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt pepper, and chili flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/3 cup each of shredded mozzarella cheddar, gouda, and Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1/2 small onion + 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning optional
  • * Freshly grated cheese works best


  • Make the bread dough following the instructions for cinnamon rolls.
  • While the dough rises, prepare the cheese filling by melting butter, milk, and flour in a pan until it forms a sauce-like consistency.
  • Mix in the shredded cheeses, cream cheese, salt, pepper, and chili. Adjust the taste as needed.
  • Caramelize the thinly sliced onion in oil on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until crispy.
  • Roll out the risen dough into a large rectangle. Evenly spread the cheese filling, caramelized onions, and fresh parsley.
  • Roll it tightly into a log and cut into 9 to 12 rolls. Place them in a greased pan and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake the rolls for approximately 20 minutes until they turn a light golden brown.
  • While still hot, brush with honey and sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning (or sesame seeds).
  • Enjoy the scrumptious rolls!

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