Chewy, cheesy
Po de Queijo
!

An amazing Brazilian bread made from all gluten-free ingredients.*

Three flavors to choose from!


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Our three varities of Brazilian cheese bread are all-natural,
sugar-free, made with all gluten-free ingredients, and produced
in Austin, Texas. Freezer-to-oven, our delicious breads are
ready in 20 minutes. Enjoy!

*Rio's Brazilian products are produced in a facility that may also process wheat, soy and other allergens. This product is not intended for those with possible severe reactions to these allergens.
Breakfast, at mealtime, or as a snack:
Rios Brazilian Po de Queijo is a delicious bread to be enjoyed at any time of the day. Try two with coffee, or as a delightful afternoon snack with friends.
Gluten-free* by nature:

Our Po de Queijo is gluten-free* by it's very nature. A staple in the Mineiro diet for over 200 years, our breads bring great flavor to anyone; those trying to avoid gluten, or folks who just love delicious bread!

All-natural, sugar-free and made in the US of A!

No guilt here. Our breads contain no preservatives or added sugar. We make our breads by hand in our own facility in East Austin, Texas. Be sure to stop by for a visit next time you're in the Lonestar State!

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Three flavors to choose from:


Original Basil Roasted Red Pepper


Original Po de Queijo

Our traditional Brazilian cheese bread is an incredible mix of yuca starch, all-natural parmesan cheese, a little corn oil, and a touch of butter and milk.


Basil Po de Queijo

By adding fresh basil, we've taken the traditional and made it exceptional. You'll love the flavor of our basil cheese breads.

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Roasted Red Pepper Po de Queijo

The flavor and color of our roasted red pepper cheese breads are incredible. Try all three and tell us "How do you Rio?"

What is Po de Queijo

For over 200 years, po de queijo has been a treat for "Mineiros," people from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

The state of Minas Gerais has long been compared to the American West. To give the cowboys energy on their long outings, ranchhands made a simple roll from the manioc root. Over the years "queijo minas" was added, giving it it's distintive cheesy flavor.

Not until the 1950s did po de queijo catch on with the rest of Brazil. As its popularity spread, variations arose in the bread's preparation and type of cheese used.

Many other Latin American countries have a similar bread, often called "pan de queso," including Argentina, Columbia, and Paraguay.

Throughout Brazil today you can find po de queijo in almost every luncheonette and restaurant. Eaten for breakfast, as a snack, or with dinner, Brazilian cheese bread has become a staple of Brazilian cuisine.

Brazil now exports po de queijo throughout the world.

Rio's Brazilian has taken this 200 year recipe and made it 100% all-natural, plus we've added two flavors never seen before!

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Ingredients and Nutritional Values

Original
Po de Queijo

Ingredients: manioc starch, eggs, milk, butter, parmesan cheese (cultured pasteurized
part-skim
milk, salt, enzymes, powdered cellulose added to prevent caking), corn oil, and salt


Basil
Po de Queijo

Ingredients: manioc starch, eggs, milk, butter, parmesan cheese (cultured pasteurized
part-skim
milk, salt, enzymes, powdered cellulose added to prevent caking), basil, corn oil, and salt.


Roasted
Red Pepper

Po de Queijo

Ingredients: manioc starch, eggs, milk, butter, parmesan cheese (cultured pasteurized
part-skim
milk, salt, enzymes, powdered cellulose added to prevent caking), roasted red pepper (red pepper, water, salt, citric acid), corn oil, and salt

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Cooking Instructions

All of Rio's Brazilian Po de Queijo frozen breads go straight from the freezer to the oven. Simply choose as many rolls as you'd like and bake them 1" apart on an ungreased cooking sheet in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until golden and crispy on the outside.

Our cheese breads are made with yuca root instead of traditional grain so the chewy consistency on the inside does not mean the breads are under-cooked. You can judge when ready by the wonderful aroma and crispy exterior.

To reheat, simply place cooled breads in a moist paper towel and microwave for 5 to 15 seconds.

Our breads can also be cooked in a toaster oven with the same delicious results.

Enjoy!

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