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If the puff pastry is frozen, take it out of the freezer and place in the fridge a night before to defrost.
In a small food processor, combine the garlic, walnuts, herbs and pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
Add the shredded cheese and pulse a few more times.
Add the mayo and pulse a couple more times to make a rough coarse paste.
If you are using puff pastry sheet, then unroll the pastry sheet and roll it a little bit to thin out and make the rectangle bigger.If you are using block of puff pastry then roll on a floured surface into a rectangle a bit bigger than 10x15".
Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the puff pastry. It is not smooth, so don't expect it to glide like butter or cream cheese.
Roll the puff pastry back into the roll, like sushi or jelly roll and put in the freezer for at least half an hour, preferably an hour or longer.Note: I use the parchment paper that the puff pastry is originally rolled in to store it in the freezer for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
With a serrated knife, slice the roll into thin 1/8 inch pieces. About 28-30 pieces.
Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (same that the puff pastry came with) about an inch apart.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until puff pastry is crisp, dry and golden.