Thursday, May 25, 2017

Queijo Coalho (Brazilian Grilled Cheese) #BBQWeek

Welcome to #BBQWeek's Final Posting Day! What a week it's been. I hope we've inspired you to fire up the grill, serve up some burgers or steaks or chicken and some delicious sides and desserts! Follow #BBQWeek so you don’t miss one delicious recipe. There are more than 20 recipes this week from some amazing bloggers.

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Brazilian Grilled Cheese
So, I decided to go with international recipes for my posts this week. On Monday I shared my recipe for Korean Bulgogi alongside some Asparagus with Gochujang Sauce. On Wednesday, I posted a kabob recipe from Lebanon.  And I wanted to finish off the week with a Brazilian Grilled Cheese.

In Brazil, these are made with queijo de coalho, a dense, salty white cheese. I didn't end up being able to find that kind of cheese. But it's very similar in taste and texture to the Haloumi I used here. So, how is this Brazilian and not Greek or Cypriot?!'ll have to use your imagination. Sorry.

  • 1/2 lb Haloumi cheese, sliced into blocks
  • 1 T fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • oil for grill (pan)
  • Also needed: a grill or grill pan

Heat grill or grill pan and rub with oil.

Place cheese on the grill. Use a metal spatula to scrape under the cheese before turning. Turn until evenly browned, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.

To serve, place grilled cheese on a platter. Sprinkle with fresh oregano. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.


  1. I'm sure that these were just as good using the haloumi. They certainly made my mouth water.

  2. I'd never heard of this cheese till this week, so now I must try it! Looks delish!

  3. I love grilled haloumi, definitely a favorite!


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