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Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread

You’ll find them devoured all over Brazil; in Brazilian kitchens and restaurants. Sold in bakeries and by street vendors alike. Pão de queijo is Brazil’s #1 culinary pastime. The famous Brazilian cheese bread is a staple of the Brazilian diet and with good reason. If you haven’t tried them yet, you won’t regret it. These savory cheese snacks are overwhelming to the senses and enjoyed throughout the day. Påo de queijo is a great breakfast companion to your favorite Brazilian coffee or as a snack enjoyed in between meals.

Pão de Queijo

Pão de Queijo

The typical pão de queijo recipe calls for cassava or manioc flour as it’s main ingredient. For those who don’t know their way around a kitchen or simply don’t care too, you can enjoy the frozen or ready mix version of pão de queijo. If your fortunate enough to live near a Brazilian community, you’ll be sure to find each of these versions easyily enough. However, if that’s not the case you can buy pão de queijo mix online.  The most popular of these mixes is Yoki pao de queijo, which is made by one of the largest food companies in all of Brazil.

Regardless how you choose to enjoy Brazil’s soft and chewy cheese snacks, one thing is for sure, you’ll be hooked for life!

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