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Hot, oozy, gooey mozzarella — life doesn’t get much better than this!

Time 20 minutes + 15 minutes to set

Makes 12–14 sticks

Recipe Laura Bakhtiarian

Photos Naomi Giatas

500g Cheer Mozzarella Block

80g plain flour 2 eggs, lightly whisked

130g panko breadcrumbs

Olive oil, to shallow fry

Tomato pasta sauce, warmed to serve

• Cut the cheese block into thick slices, then into sticks (approximately 1.5cm x 1.5cm). Set aside on a plate.

• Add the flour to a bowl, eggs to another bowl, and panko breadcrumbs to a third bowl.

• Toss the mozzarella in the flour, dusting off the excess. Dip each stick into the egg, then roll in breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to coat. Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

• Pour 1cm of olive oil into a large frying pan. Heat oil over a medium to high heat. While it’s heating, line a second baking tray with paper towel.

• Working in batches, shallow-fry the mozzarella sticks, turning until golden on all sides. Place each stick on paper towel to remove excess oil.

• Serve the sticks warm, with heated pasta sauce or a pesto dip, salt, pepper and lemon wedges. They’re also great chopped and tossed through a salad the next day!

We used: CHEER Mozzarella Block

CHEER believes in bringing people together to enjoy the simple pleasures in life — like cheese! Their range of sliced, shredded or blocks can be enjoyed all day, every day, whether it’s in a morning toasty, cheese platter, tasty salad, or favourite family meal. For more cheesy goodness, check out more recipes at



Laura Bakhtiarian

Laura Bakhtiarian

Outrageously creative Food Content Creator, she's the ultimate cook, photo stylist and recipe creator - yum!

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