Check out these distinctive bread and cheese bites from around the world that will make your drool.
Pão de Queijo from Brazil
Made typically with locally produced Minas cheese, the Pão de Queijo is an extremely popular street food in Brazil. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this local favourite is eaten with coffee for breakfast or as an any-time snack.
Garlic Finger from Canada
You know a country loves their bread and cheese when they have a dedicated day to celebrate it! Yes, Canada celebrates Bread and Cheese Day on Victoria Day. Marked by gifting bread and cheese to loved ones the most popular combination is the Garlic Fingers or Garlies. Made of pizza dough topped with garlic butter, parsley, and cheese, cooked until the cheese is melted, these beauties are often dipped in marinara sauce or just eaten as ‘pizza fries’. *Wipes drool*
Smørrebrød from Denmark
Pronounced ‘smuhr–bruth’ or ‘s-mor-rebrod’ this is an open–faced sandwich of dense, buttered rye bread topped with a variety of seafood, meats, and cheeses often in combination with capers, herbs and vegetables. Makes for a perfect Sunday breakfast we say.
Croque Monsieur from France
One of the most popular bread and cheese combinations around the world, this French gift to the world is a baked or fried ham and cheese sandwich topped with some more cheese. Ummmm….yes this is what dreams are made of.
Panini from Italy
Another popular combination around the globe, the Panini or the Panino is a long bread stuffed with cheese, salami and anything of your choice. You have definitely eaten these with innumerable stuffings and sauces. Our favourite remains the authentic sun dried tomato pesto and mozzarella Panini.
Honey Comb Bread from Saudi Arabia
Honey Comb bread or Khaliat al Nahl is a popular Arabic bread that probably originated in Yemen. If you have a sweet tooth this is definitely a must try. Soft balls of bread, stuffed with cheese and glazed with honey flavoured sugar syrup. I would trade anything in the world to get my hands on these right now!
Welsh Rarebit from Wales
Molten sauce of cheddar cheese and spices such as mustard, pepper and paprika, poured over toasted bread. Can anything get better than this? Imagine tucking into one of these on a cold winter evening!
Cheese Fondue from Switzerland
Just how could we leave this one out? The humble yet indulgent cheese fondue needs no introduction. Piping hot cheese served in a communal pot with chunks of bread make for the most amazing candle light dinner appetiser. Yeah, I got a little nostalgic too.
So where are you to heading to celebrate your love for bread?