Pão de Queijo – (pown-deh-kay-zho) (a.k.a Brazilian cheese bread) is a savory, gluten-free snack roll made of manioc starch (also known as tapioca starch) and two types of cheese. Conveniently sold frozen, they can be warmed easily in the oven for 25 minutes until they emerge golden and crusty on the outside, warm and chewy on the inside.
Suffused with the subtle aroma and taste of cheese, these bite-size treats can be served for every occasion as a snack or a delicious accompaniment to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy them warm, right out of the oven. Or fill them with your favorite condiment. The possibilities are endless.
This addictive Brazilian snack favorite is lovingly made based on an old family recipe from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where Pão de Queijo originated. We think you will enjoy these traditional Brazilian delicacies as much as our family has for generations.