Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste with Cheese)

by Erica Dinho on June 1, 2010

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Bocadillo con Queso-MyColombianRecipes

Bocadillo con Queso is a simple and easy to make Colombian dessert. If you are thinking that this is not a dish, but rather a couple of ingredients on a plate, you’d be right! A slice of white cheese with a slice of guava paste, but the combination of salty cheese and sweet guava paste is one of those heavenly combinations that you simply must try if you haven’t already.

Bocadillo con queso

You can use queso fresco, mozarella cheese, feta or cream cheese. They will all work beautifully with the guava paste. Serve it as a dessert or an appetizer, cut into little pieces.

Recetas Colombianas-Bocadillo con Queso


Guava paste
White cheese

Bocadillo with cheese


Slice the guava paste and cheese and place on a serving plate.

Recetas de Colombia-Bocadillo con Queso

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Luigi June 1, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Interesting, cant imagine how they would taste, very nice im sure. Often salty and sweet make a nice combination.


2 Kim June 1, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Another very sweet food blogger is sending me some guava paste and I am definitely going to try this out! Looks delicious Erica.


3 Ivy June 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM

I love the combination of sweet and savory. That guava paste looks fantastic. Have you posted a recipe for it?


4 Erica June 1, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Ivy- Not yet!


5 Mari's Cakes June 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Se ve delicioso! We do this over here in DR too! I Personally love it!


6 Francijoe June 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Yes my husband and my son love this… They will fight for the last one…..


7 Belinda @zomppa June 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

I am in love with anything guava. Never thought to pair with cheese!


8 Jhonny Walker June 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM

It has been a long time since I had guava…this post brings back a lovely tasty memory of guavas which would grow in our backyard :)


9 Rachana June 1, 2010 at 2:29 PM

I am not a big guava fan but I would love to try this combination :-) A lovely recipe!


10 Erica June 1, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my site.


11 Simply Life June 1, 2010 at 4:58 PM

oh I’ve never heard of that before -how fun!


12 Joan Nova June 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I love the combo of guava paste and white cheese, but I am curious about the paste in your photo because it shows 2 layers. What is the second, lighter layer?


13 Juliana June 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Oh! We love this in Brasil, it is called Romeo and Juliet…it is sure to die for :-)


14 Faith June 1, 2010 at 7:54 PM

What a beautiful sweet and savory combination! I would love to make guava paste!


15 Baking is my Zen June 1, 2010 at 8:07 PM

I love this…the sweet and salty is great.



16 Joy June 1, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Classic. Elegant. Gorgeous.
I want some!


17 Anh June 1, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Very interesting. I can’t say I have this before! Definitely a change from the normal quince paste.


18 Sook June 2, 2010 at 1:30 AM

These look so good, Erica!


19 Amy @ cookbookmaniac June 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM

I learn something new everyday. These are so interesting! I’ve never had guava paste. I love guava juice! yum!


20 Barbara June 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

What a lovely little treat! I adore guava…it’s my favorite jam. I’ve never seen in packaged as guava paste, but I’m certain I can find it here. Wonderful. Erica!


21 5 Star Foodie June 2, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Such a cute and tasty appetizer! We like the combo and definitely will make this!


22 D. @ Outside Oslo June 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM

The sweet and salty combination makes me think of goat cheese, honey, and figs–another excellent combination. What is the beige-colored stuff surrounding the guava paste?


23 Erica June 2, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Joan and D.- That is dulce de leche.


24 norma June 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM

My Dad had a small candy factory many years ago in Puerto Rico and he would make the guava paste topped off with hard dulce de leche.

We call your guava and cheese “Romeo y Julieta”

Thanks for “la nostalgia”.


25 tasteofbeirut June 3, 2010 at 7:10 AM

I love the combo of guava paste and cheese and the way your presented it !


26 Hannah June 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

I adore the combination of sweet + salty in desserts! And quince paste is so divine… exactly what kind of cheese did you use here?


27 Erica June 3, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Hannah- First picture I used Queso blanco (Latin cheese), second picture, mozarella cheese.


28 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best June 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I am going to have to find this guava paste. This is the second post I have seen on it, and I’m dying to try it.


29 Pilar June 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Tip: Zap it in the microwave for a few seconds. Yum!! Melted salty, gooey cheese with the sweet partially melted guava paste. So good….


30 Oysterculture June 6, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Simple and tasty, just the way I like it. Thanks for sharing!


31 Erica June 9, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Thank you guys :)


32 Blanca G June 23, 2010 at 7:33 PM

I absolutely love this!!! my sister or my dad will always come back with these guava paste and i love it!! guava is soooo good, i even get the guava drink from jumex so delicious!


33 Michelle February 17, 2011 at 2:14 PM

I just tried this for the first time. A coworker is Colombian and brought it today. YUM!!! SOOO GOOD!!!


34 Cindy P October 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Bocadillo con Queso is probably one of the best things in life. specially in Colombia…. where i am from. I’d compare it to the classical doughnut…. Everyone has tried it at some point of their lifes here in the states… Bocadillo con queso can be served as an appetizer, snack, desset, you can eat it alone, with a tall glass of MILO which is the american Nesquick version lol or got chocolate… It is absolutely delish… I read a post asking what the second layer of the bocadillo (gueva paste) is , it is complicated to explain but i;d say its like a litte caramel coated layer. this is called arequipe in Colombia. sometimes the bocadillo comes with out it… Also the bocadillo (guava) can be really soft with the arequipe in the middle or it can come in little rolls. it varies all shapes and sixes. bu pretty much its composed of the guava, any kind of cheese.. (try one that is not that salty, like queso blanco o mozarella, campesino, colombiano) and sugar coating on top!!!!!!!! I hope you all enjot this wonderful dessert!!!!


35 Susan January 4, 2012 at 10:35 PM

my family always made these with the cheese;the guava paste and then a green olive-eat all in one bite for a flavor explosion of sweet and salty yummmm am going to have to make some now


36 Anonymous September 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM

eating it right now ^.^ so good!


37 Chery in NC April 23, 2013 at 9:50 AM

First time commenter here, Erica, but long time admirer of your wonderful blog! I know I’m kind of late to the party but just wanted to add that I think this would also be phenomenal with brie, mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) or even buttery muenster! I’m salivating right now at the thought. I’ve always loved Guava, though but here in the states, it is not a popular fruit. I know many here in North Carolina who have never even heard of it. I’m from California, where I first tasted in a neighbors backyard, but I’ve never been served anything anywhere containing the paste. Right now, I’m thinking that this just might become my new go-to company dessert or appetizer recipe! Or quickie snack when unexpected visitors show up! What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing so many of your countries wonderful recipes with us.


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