Who is Milla?
Ludmilla “Milla” Benevides, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, first immigrated to the United States 18 years ago to pursue a career in bossa nova music. Even after arriving, she continued to embrace Brazilian culture by baking cheese puffs for friends and family. “This product is very important to me, it’s my way of sharing a piece of
Brazil’s rich culture!”
Cheese puffs have been a Brazilian delicacy for nearly 200 years. African slaves were the first to begin the evolution of a treat that is now known as pão de queijo. They first soaked and peeled the cassava (tapioca) root and mixed it with milk and eggs to make bread. Cheese wasn’t added until
the 19th century.
How did Pao de
There are only 6 ingredients in our pão de queijo. All of them are locally sourced, aside from the tapioca which is harvested and delivered to us fresh from Brazil!
Milla’s cheese puffs are available at the Riverhead winter farmers market every Saturday, Village Prime Meats in East Quogue, Wolffer Vineyards, Buoy One East Hampton, and online on our website MillasPuffs.com.