Pao de queljo in the pan (Piadina)


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  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 6m
  • Cook Time: 2m
  • Ready In: 8m
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Gluten Free Pan-fried Pao de Queijo, a good Brazilian cheese sandwich with the famous tapioca starch.

I recommend everyone to try this recipe. Below the directions you will find other types of easy-to-make recipes.

*** Attention:

For celiacs I recommend that you check the presence of the gluten-free sign on the package. Or refer to the Crossed Ear or the Handbook of the Italian Celiac Association ( I recommend downloading the AIC Mobile App for Android, iPhone and Windows).

Another suggestion is to choose the products that can be supplied to celiacs by the NHS: the reference is the Register of gluten-free dietary foods of the Ministry of Health (

Advice: if you have any leftovers, reheat the day in a toaster.

Pao de queljo (cheese bread) is a typical Brazilian recipe, widely consumed throughout the country and loved by all Brazilians. Its origin is uncertain, but it is speculated that it appeared around 1860 and only became popular in the 1950s.

It is a delight that is part of the gastronomic history of Brazil!

The simple cheese bread recipe is very easy and quick to make, but there are other versions of cheese bread as practical as bread with pan-fried cheese or the cheese bread with tapioca flour and even healthier versions like the light cheese bread, the vegan cheese bread and the low carb cheese bread.

Have you ever seen stuffed cheese bread? This delight is practical to make and is perfect to amaze guests, take a look at the special recipe of RicetteBrasiliane!

We usually make cheese bread in the form and take it to the oven, but did you know that it is possible to make cheese bread in other ways?

We can prepare bread al fried cheese, the recipe of cheese bread and cheese bread with the air fryer, which is the easiest and fastest way to do it, drying as if it were in the oven!

We are also on: Youtube Brazilian Recipes


  • 4 Soup Spoons of Tapioca Starch (Povilho)
  • 1 egg
  • Parmesan to taste
  • Mozzarella to taste
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Mix all the ingredients very well.

Step 2

Pour into a pan, when it comes off the bottom, turn it over and brown it.

Step 3

Add more mozzarella to taste, or whatever you like, like ham.

Step 4

Cover a little to melt the cheeses

Step 5

Add salt to taste.

Step 6

Use curd or philadelphia or ricotta if you want fewer calories (optional).

Step 7

Fold in the shape of a crayon and that's it.

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