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Pão de Queijo

Is also known as Brazilian Cheese Bread  a small, baked cheese roll.

It is a very popular and traditional Brazilian snack created in Minas Gerais, the state where I was born.

When in Brazil, you can find Pão de Queijo in groceries, supermarkets and bakeries. It can be industrialized or freshly made.

Despite being referred to as "bread", the Brazilian Cheese Bread is not necessarily a bread because it does not have the typical bread flour on it.

Here you can see the recipe:

Cheese bread recipe:


- 250g sweet yucca flour

- 250g sour yucca flour   250g

- 500g three cheese mix (parmesan, asiago and provolone)

- 4 whole eggs

- 50ml vegetable oil

- 100ml water

- 50ml 35% milk


In a bowl mix both flours. In a pan add the oil, water and 35% milk and let it boil. Dump the hot liquid mix into the flour. With a wood spoon or a spatula, add the eggs and the three cheese mix. Use your hands and knead the dough for about 3 minutes. The dough needs to be at the point to roll into 25g balls, without sticking to the hands. Preheat the oven to 350F for 5-10 minutes. Bake the cheese balls for about 10-20 minutes at the same temperature.


The balls can be maid in advance and be frozen. Afterwards, the cheese bread can go directly into the preheated oven.

September 15, 2018.               

Hondina Silva

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