Bread and cheese: the ingredients in pizza, mozzarella sticks and the classic sandwich. They’re also the main components of cheese puffs, a gluten-free treat that’s ready to serve in minutes.
Cheese puffs have been a Brazilian delicacy for nearly 200 years. African slaves were the first to begin the evolution of a treat to become known as pão de quiejo in Portugese. 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 when more resources became available to the Afro-Brazilian community, according to Chebe.com.