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Traditional Brazilian Cheese Bread: Pão de Queijo

Juliana Zanchett from Brazil

Brazilian cheese bread
Photo: Alexandre Macedo
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In Brazil, some foods are part of our day to day life and of our history. Brazilian traditional cheese bread is one of our most popular snacks.


All around the world, people are trying to preserve their habits and traditions even in the very hectic life style of the big cities. In Brazil, some foods are part of our day to day life and of our history. Brazilian traditional cheese bread is one of our most popular snacks.

Making this cheese bread at home usually takes a long time and there are many steps, from mixing the ingredients to finally baking it.

Because of all these stages of preparing it, it is difficult to make it at home when we have a very fast-paced life.

Fortunately, some experts had a wonderful idea. Following the traditional recipe, they started to produce this cheese bread in large quantitites, without losing the taste or quality of the original. Now, it is possible to find it at food stands all over the country.

Allying technology to the desire to maintain traditional habits has made our lives easier and more pleasant. Now we can enjoy cheese bread just as if we were living in those peaceful times when our grandmothers used to cook special foods for their families. We can stop for a few minutes to savor it with a coffee, slowly sipped, as if we had an easygoing life. It is impossible to resist this traditional food.  

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