Have you tried Brazilian Cheese Bread?

You have to try this recipe!

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who have tried Brazilian Cheese Bread, and those who haven’t. If you’re in the latter group, I’m sorry, your life just hasn’t been the best. But for those of you who have tried it, you know why my obsession is so real.

Think about your favorite breadsticks, how you open up those new ones that are warm to the touch, you break it open and it’s both crispy and soft, and the smell of that fresh bread has you in heaven. Think all of this and even more chewy, with different flavors like cinnamon or cheese and garlic, and gluten free!

These little cheese bites are made out of tapioca flour and cheese and have a crispy outer shell and chewy and fluffy center. Once you try it once, you’ll be begging to have them every day, I know I do!

In the 1700’s, wheat flour was scare in Brazil, it was incredibly difficult to grown in the Brazilian climate and so it was shipped in from Europe. The wheat that was available would find its way into the hands of wealthy European settlers because it was such a rarity. Brazilians discovered that they could make bread without the wheat, by using the cassava root, processed into the starch of tapioca, into delicious and airy bites of bread! In the years that followed, bakers would eventually add cheese and it became a recipe all Brazilians enjoyed, it’s called pao de queijo in Brazil!

The recipe is so easy!  Here it is!



1 egg

1/3 cup of olive oil

2/3 cup of milk

1 1/3 cup of tapioca flour

1/3 cup of cheese, I suggest parmesan and cheddar!

1 pinch of salt

A mini muffin tin!



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth
  3. Pour into the muffin tin
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until puffy and slightly browned
  5. Voila! It’s so easy!


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About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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