Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao De Queijo)


Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao De Queijo)

Linda Marquardt - Former Missionary Wife in Brazil
Pao de queijo go well with a meal or just a cup of coffee or tea. They don't keep well so it's better to eat them the day you make them. If you roll the balls a little larger, you can add some cheese and/or meat to them after they are baked to make little sandwiches.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian


  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs


  • Add milk, salt and butter to a large pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Add the cheese and eggs. Stir until mixed well.
  • Stir in tapioca flour and stir until dough is stiff enough to roll into balls.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Form the mixture into balls a little bigger than the size of a walnut. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown.
  • Best eaten soon after baking.