I’m not sure how I missed sharing this great find. Maybe I was too busy enjoying these tasty little bread bites straight from the oven! My introduction to Chēbē Original Cheese Bread Mix resulted from my on-going search for gluten-free products for my mom, and several things convinced me it was worth a try. First, and most obviously, it is cheese bread. Are you with me so far? Second, the mix calls for fresh cheese; no processed cheese-flavored mystery ingredients. Excellent. Finally, the preparation looked quick and easy.
The instructions suggest using a hard cheese, so I chose asiago. I had the bread mixed, on a baking sheet, and in the oven in short order. Butter was at the ready as the bread came out of the oven. The crust was crisp, but not tough. The inside was moist with just the right chewiness factor. The flavor? Awesome! This bread would be great on a buffet table, or with a warm bowl of soup. Using different cheeses would make it easy to pair the bread with many different foods.
Chēbē owners, Dick and Ju Reed, based their bread on on pão de queijo, a native recipe from Ju’s home in Brazil, and they began producing it for U.S. distribution in 1999. It is made with tapioca flour, so is naturally gluten-free. The Reeds didn’t make a big deal about Chēbē being gluten-free, but gluten-intolerant consumers certainly did. Today, all Chēbē mixes and frozen breads are certified gluten-free and bear the Celiac Sprue Association symbol. Our blog isn’t focused on gluten-free foods; we tell you about foods we truly love. We think you will love this bread, too!
Where to buy Chēbē Original Cheese Bread Mix
- Buy from the artisan
- Buy from Amazon
- Find a store (Note: “Find a store” links to a list of retailers on the Company’s website, but stores may not carry all of the Company’s products. Please check with your local store to be sure they have this specific product in stock. If not, ask them to carry it!)