MALAGA-based small business Cheesebuddy Food Supply will exhibit their traditional Brazilian savoury treat pao de queijo (cheese bread) at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show.
Owners Luis Simioni and brother and sister duo Wesley and Yuri Azevedo decided to open the business after moving from Sao Paulo, Brazil and missing the country’s traditional cuisine.
Luis and I first came to Australia in 2007 we had finished our university and wanted a new life,” Yuri said.
“Cheesebuddy started because I was missing our ‘pao de queijo.’
“We started at home from scratch and it took around 100 attempts to get the right dough, texture and flavour and 14 months down the track the Cheesebuddy factory opened in Malaga in May 2010.”
Pao de queijo a Brazilian cheese bread, made of tapioca flour, parmesan and cheddar cheeses and according to Yuri a very popular snack in Brazil, which was created more than 50 years ago.
“Kids in Brazil are educated to have pao de queijo at school and you can find them in different sizes and flavours in every corner of the country,” Yuri said.
“This year will be our third year in the Good Food and Wine Show and it’s always a successful event for us because many Australians get to taste our cheese bread.
“We’ll be doing tastings of the original, herbs and chilli flavours.”
With more than 250 exhibitors, visitors to the show can explore, indulge and sample food and wine as well as see chefs George Calombaris, Adriano Zumbo and Manu Feildel in the Celebrity Theatre.
The Good Food and Wine Show runs from July 13 to 15 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For more information visit www.goodfoodshow. com.au.
The Eastern Reporter has five double passes to giveaway to the show.
To win, answer this question: Name the patissier of pain who will be appearing at this year’s show.
Put your answer, name, address and daytime telephone number at the back of an envelope and send to Good Food and Wine Show Competition P.O Box 256, Osborne Park WA, 6917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition closes July 2.