Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste with Cheese)

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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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  1. says

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

  2. says

    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?

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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”.

  5. says

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

  6. Pilar says

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

  7. Blanca G says

    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!

  8. Cindy P says

    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!!!!

  9. Susan says

    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

  10. Chery in NC says

    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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