The “pão de queijo” is a small bread with cheese that is eaten in Brazil at breakfast, but without restriction the rest of the day! In France, it is true that we will probably be more tempted to eat it without restraint as an aperitif with the famous Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha!
The pão de queijo is traditionally made with ingredients that are hard to find in France, such as “polvilho doce”, which is a starch based on manioc and “meia cura” cheese (medium aged) but no problem to make them!
I came back from Brazil with a “meia cura” cheese and I made my “pães de queijo” in the most authentic way! And in France you can replace with half grated fresh parmesan and half grated and chopped gruyere! The result will be almost identical!
This is the famous “meia cura” cheese I mentioned at the beginning of the recipe! You can either use this one or replace it with half grated parmesan and half grated and chopped gruyere!
It can be grated and then put into the dough in the relevant step!