Brazilian Cheese Bread is a delicious breaded snack (or appetizer) that you’re going to LOVE! It’s traditionally called Pão de Queijo and is a favorite bread roll of Brazil.

Brazilian Cheese Bread

With a tender and soft bread bite packed with cheesy flavors, you can’t go wrong! 

If you’ve never had the Brazilian cheese bread from Costco, then don’t feel like you’re missing out. This Brazi bites recipe is a pretty close clone and you can eat them fresh.

Fresh baked bread is always incredible!

This Brazilian Cheese Bread recipe is very simple and easy to make. What makes that even better is knowing that it takes minimal ingredients.

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Perfect for when you’re trying to stretch grocery shopping a little further.

It doesn’t matter what’s going on in the world or what time of the year it is. I think we can all agree that simple recipes made from a few easy ingredients is great.

Saving money, staying home, and baking up a storm is easy with this Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe.

Quick Tip:

I love this recipe and let me tell you why. When I’m busy in the kitchen making dinner I often fail to remember to make a side dish.

This recipe is a cinch and saves my bacon often. With only a few ingredients I can whip these Cheese Bites up and they are perfect to serve with any meal!

Pão de Queijo

What’s In Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)?

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Milk
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Brazilian Cheese Bread

How To Make Brazilian Cheese Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a blender add the milk, olive oil, and egg. Blend to combine.
  • Add in the Flour, Salt and shredded cheese.
  • Blend the ingredients together, scraping down sides of the blender as needed.
  • Pour the mixture into greased mini muffin tins leaving 1/8in at the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
Pão de Queijo

Are Brazilian Cheese Bread Gluten Free?

Yes they are! With tapioca flour not containing any gluten, these are perfect for those on a GF diet! 

Can I use other types of oil?

While you could, results would vary greatly. I honestly recommend using a high quality extra virgin olive oil for this recipe. Anything less than that may give less than satisfactory results.

My mixture is very liquid, is that okay?

Absolutely! You want the batter to be pretty liquidy, as crazy as that may be. But don’t worry. No matter how thin that batter might appear, it still bakes up perfectly. 

How to Make Pão de Queijo

How to store Pão de Queijo

If you have any left to store, keep them in an airtight container. By keeping them in a sealed container at room temp they can stay fresh.

While you can keep them in the fridge, they do great at room temperature.

How long does Pão de Queijo last?

If kept properly stored they can last up to 4 days. Because there are no preservatives they don’t last as long as storebought.

This is actually a good thing though- it means it’s better for your body and tastes better!

Is Brazilian Cheese Bread Authentic?

Yes, this recipe is a traditional Brazilian recipe for Cheese Bread made with only a few simple ingredients

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Is Pão de Queijo the same as Brazilian Cheese Bread?

YES! It’s the same wonderful recipe you will love!

Can I substitute a different type of cheese?

Of course you can, make it your own flavors by mixing cheeses or adding different cheese. We prefer Sharp Cheddar as it gives a robust flavor. Try a Parmesan cheese, it’s delish!

Brazilian Cheese Bread

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Brazillian Cheese Bread

Brazilian Cheese Bread is a delicious breaded snack (or appetizer) that you’re going to LOVE! It's traditionally called Pão de Queijo and is a favorite bread roll of Brazil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Brazillian
Servings: 6
Calories: 309kcal


  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a blender add milk, olive oil and egg and blend to combine.
  • Add Flour, Salt and cheese
  • Blend ingredients scraping down sides of blender as needed.
  • Pour mixture into greased mini muffin tins leaving 1/8in
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown


Substitute Parmesan Cheese or mix and match your favorite cheeses


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg
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