Making phyllo from scratch may be a little bit intimidating, not that it’s difficult to make. However, here is Greece we have a big variety of phyllos, each one different in taste and texture.  Apart from the thin phyllo everyone knows which is used to make baklavas, we have “horiatiko phyllo” which is a phyllo used for pies, we have “sfogliata” which is puff pastry and “kourou” phyllo which is a very flaky phyllo made with butter and yoghurt.  Although I make my own phyllo, there’s nothing wrong using ready made phyllo when there is no time and there are lots of things you can make with it.

These snacks are so easy to make and have such a wonderful flavour.   Any kind of cheese that does not melt can be used and you can flavour them with your favourite spices. I used ready made kourou phyllo but if you wish to make it yourself from scratch, see my Kourou Tyropita.

The recipe is for both sheets of phyllo but you can only use half amount for 1 large baking tin 35 x 40 cm.


Easy, cheesy snacks!!!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: about 45 minutes


  • 1 packet kourou phyllo (or puff pastry)
  • 1/2 cup Cretan graviera or kefalograviera cheese or halloumi
  • Papprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • a dash of salt, only if graviera is used


Preheat oven at 180 degrees Centigrade. Line a baking tin with parchment paper.

Sprinkle cheese on the phyllo and season with the remaining ingredients.

Make the phyllo into a roll and cut into 1 cm pieces.

Press with your fingers to shape them and put them on the baking tin.

Bake until they have a nice golden colour. Remove on a wire rack to cool. If you want them to become crispy, leave them in the oven until they cool down.

Kali Orexi!

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28 Comments on Easy, cheesy Kourou Snacks!!!

  1. Hi Ivy

    These savory cheese rolls look so delicious… I will check out the link for making the phyllo too..
    Thanks a ton for the award.. Its really sweet of you :))

  2. Divya says:

    He he he. I think I will leave the phyllo dough making to the experts. The store bought one should make the cut for me.
    The pie looks very pretty.
    Congrats yet again on your awards :)

  3. Usha says:

    congrats on your well deserved awards Ivy…many more to come I am sure…these cheese snacks look delicious…will give this a try soon:)

  4. srilekha says:

    thank u so much for passing the award to me and congrats on ur well deserved award!

  5. Happy Cook says:

    Have bookmarked to make them, when i have guest foe dinner.
    It is such a nice snack to give with the drinks.
    I have seen halloumi cheese here, but never have used them.
    Congrats with the award

  6. PG says:

    These look so tempting! delicious! I think I’ll try them. :)

  7. Peter says:

    All good things come in threes so…I would like “tria”, parakalo!

  8. giz says:

    That recipe is a winner – few ingredients, really snappy to put together – what could be bad? Congratulations on the awards – so popular…woo hoo!!!

  9. Cakelaw says:

    Yum Ivy – cheeesy phyllo treats sound really good right now.

  10. arfi says:

    Ivy, thank you for the awards. It seems that many awards are coming to me but I failed to spread them. I may post one whole post with awards, I think. These pies look so easy to make. Great for snacks!

  11. PG says:

    Congratulations on the awards! Forgot it last time. You desrve them!
    And there is something for you at my blog too!

  12. Núria says:

    Thanks again so much Ivy! Sorry I haven’t been around. Hope next week will be better :D

  13. Hi ivy
    loved this phyllo, especially that any cheese can be used which does not melt….it solves my problem..thanks.

  14. These are amazing sis. Your love for your family always shines through. What you call a snack I would make for a meal because even though you have used premade filo dough these are still rather labour intensive. I am glad I am part of your adopted family sis:D

  15. PS…Thank you so much for the award. I really do appreciate it and will see what I can do to pass it along:D

  16. farida says:

    Your savory rolls look yummy! I like filling rolls with all sorts of things:) These sounds great! Congrats on your awards! They are well deserved! Thanks for passing one on to me. You are very nice:)

  17. Rosa says:

    A great idea! Those rolls looks absolutely delicious! Congrats on your awards! You deserve them…



  18. elly says:

    Mmm. Nothing better than cheese & phyllo in my book, Ivy :)

  19. Emiline says:

    Ahhh! I was just eating phyllo! I made this apple baklava thing and it was kind of weird. A little too crunchy.

  20. Lore says:

    I’d snack all day on these, no need for lunch or supper :)
    Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing one to me

  21. Deeba says:

    Love these easy cheesy spirals & am gonna make them soon with whatever substitutes I can find. Congrats on the awards too Ivy…good for you. I have another pie I made with you in mind…hope I can post it soon! Lov

  22. Aparna says:

    I liked your cheesy rolls, Ivy. I don’t get readymade phyllo here so I have try my hand at making some first!:)
    Congratulations on your awards. And thank you for thinking of me to pass it on to.
    Btw, I’ll post and send you a pie before the deadline.:)

  23. Divya Vikram says:

    You must have a lot of patience to make these phyllo sheets as well..

  24. pixen says:

    Hi Ivy… thank you so much for the award! IT’s my first and what a surprise for me. Really made my day after 1 week of coughing, fever and sneezes in my family! The dreadful antibiotics made the food I cooked tasteless but your award made me willingly to complete the medication… hahahha. Your cheesy snack made my tummy growling … must be very crunchy and delicious indeed!

    Thank you again!


  25. Pixen, you deserve many awards with your wonderful blog, so don’t thank me. Hope you are feeling much better. Seems that the bug is in our house now as my husband is with the fever now.

  26. Happy Cook says:

    Hey Ivy
    I just made these and they are at the moment in the oven for baking, will let you know how it went tommorow, i am having guest, they will be here in less than a hour and i am using halloumi cheese.

  27. I love them with halloumi. I hope you and your guests will enjoy them.

  28. jaya says:

    These looks so delicious.A sure crowd puller in Parties.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe
    hugs and smiles

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