Cheese Bread

The delicious Brazilian cheese bread recipe comes from the Minas Gerais region in Southeastern Brazil.


Cheese bread has been known since the 18th century and is still a great addition to a cup of coffee at any time.


Cheese Bread Story

It is rumored that this kind of bread appeared on farms where the quality of the wheat flour was poor and was being replaced by tapioca starch. Later, the cooks started adding cheese to the dough and baking on wood stoves, now called cheese bread.

Brazilian Breads not only follow the classic recipe for our authentic Brazilian cheese bread, but we also bake it with other natural ingredients to add distinct flavors and take the delightful finger food to more meals and occasions.

Brazilian cheese bread is made with tapioca flour and is naturally gluten-free.

Winning Combinations

Summer or winter, rain or shine, Brazilian cheese bread is here to make a perfect day for you!


Follow Brazilian traditions and enjoy it with black coffee, hot chocolate, soda, juice, tea or beer!

We are in the news

Want to know a little about our story? Read about it at Berkeleyside,  The Californian, The East Bay Times and Brasil Best.

JULY 13, 2020

Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Ball Obsession - Cheese Professor

Attend almost any party in Brazil, and you’ll discover that the most popular guests are warm, cheesy orbs, crispy on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. Pão de queijo (cheese bread) is woven into daily life, as a companion to the morning cup of coffee, then baked fresh all day long at stands, shops, bakeries, markets, and restaurants. No wonder it is one of the first things Brazilian emigrants miss when they leave the country.

April 1, 2020

March 2020 - Desde o início da quarentena, uma grande corrente do bem tem movimentado as redes sociais do BRAVE. Nossa comunidade tem mostrado sua força durante esse período de mudanças apoiando e divulgando o trabalho das empreendedoras do grupo, facilitando uma corrente de ajuda entre quem precisa e quem tem...

July 12, 2019

July 2019 - “Women in East Bay Food | In Her Own Words” is a series by Berkeley-based illustrator Kaitlin Strange created for Berkeleyside Nosh.

May, 25 2018

May 2018 - Before opening Brazilian Breads on Solano Avenue in February, Delvira Rodrigues popularized the puffy, palm-sized cheese rolls known as pao de queijo at Oakland's Eat Real Festival and catered events...

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - Brazilian Bread, a cafe that specializes in fresh authentic Brazilian cheese breads, opened for business in North Berkeley at 1707 Solano Ave. Owner Delvira Rodrigues said she has missed Brazilian bread ever since she moved to the United States from Brazil, where it is a tradition to eat this special bread ...

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian Breads inaugura primeira loja, em Berkeley - BrasilBest A Mídia Brasileira

Jan 30, 2018 - Entrevista exclusiva com a empresária Del Rodrigues. Quando surgiu a idéia de abrir uma loja? Desde que montamos o plano de negócios do Brazilian Breads, quase três anos atrás, abrir uma loja que vendesse nossos produtos era um alvo almejado, tão logo os produtos estivessem testados, ...

Aug 5, 2020

New Cafe Brings Authentic Brazilian Eats To San Rafael

Brazilian Breads, which already has a loyal following in Berkeley, now features its tasty takeout & mini-market on Medway Road.

May 18, 2020

Since the pandemic started, Brazilian Bread owner Del Rodrigues has had to re-think the ingredients she uses to make her Brazilian dishes and specialty items due to a suddenly unstable supply chain.

Feb 2020 

Feb 2020 - With the intention of bringing the joy of pao de quejo [...] Del Rodrigues opened [new San Rafael] Brazilian Breads [Take-Out], a catering and baking hub and takeout shop, in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. 

May 22, 2019

May 2019 - At Brazilian Bread in Berkeley, freshly made pão de queijo, tapioca crepes, and yuca fries showcase the possibilities of the cassava root....

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018 - This café, which opened its doors today in North Berkeley, specializes in cheese breads, sandwiches, açaí bowls and other Brazilian fare...

Apr 3, 2018

Apr 3, 2018 - BERKELEY – Del Rodrigues laughs when she's asked about sleep. “I'm going to leave it for when I die,” she said. The 39-year old native of Brazil is running around her new Brazilian Breads cafe, located at 1707 Solano Ave. One moment, she's serving up a cup of coffee and a couple of fresh baked cheese ...