Pão de queijo comes from Minas Gerais, a place known for its mines and good food.
The land there is vast and holds many of Brazil’s dairy farms. In a time when wheat wasn’t popular, these farms used the native cassava root for everything, including bread.
When they mixed leftover cheese, excess milk, eggs and cassava (tapioca starch) pão de queijo was created, making use of ingredients farmers had immediately available at almost no cost.
With time, these became a popular snack and spread all throughout Brazil. Recipes changed a bit, but the essence remains the same still today: a delicious cheesy bread.
Paz Bakery's Cheese Dots though are proudly made in Canada, using one of the oldest Canadian cheeses, Oka
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My toddler and I absolutely LOVE these Cheese Dots! Warm and chewy on the inside with a hint of crunch on the outside. So good that I often take a moment to enjoy one in the kitchen before bringing the rest to the table to share. (For a single Mom, that's on par with getting to drink your coffee while it's still hot or getting to sleep uninterrupted until the morning alarm rings. It's a little thing, but it's so appreciated.)
These are really delicious: easy to bake from frozen. Gluten free too if you have somebody in your family who struggles with gluten allergy! I buy 2 bags at a time, 1 is never enough
Huge hit with the family!
We love the Cheese Dots, they are so addicting. So easy to heat and even easier to eat. The best part is they are gluten free. Yea!!!
We keep the wee ones in our family well stocked with Cheese Dots. The squeal with happiness when they see them in the Bushel & Peck bag!!!