Bocadillo con Queso


The sweet and salty combo I never knew I needed, but now I can’t live without


Alex & Pablo

As a self-proclaimed bread lover, I really looked forward to my “Trying 5 Sandwiches from 5 Countries” episode, and I was not disappointed! This bocadillo con queso recipe uses queso fresco, which is one of my favorite cheeses to work with. The final sandwich was a crunchy, soft, sweet, and salty delight, and it ended up making my list for the top ten foods I’ve tried on my channel!

This bocadillo con queso recipe comes from Alex and Pablo, who are originally from Columbia but have lived in the United States for ten years now. Made from queso fresco, guava pasta, white bread, and butter, this sweet, tangy, and salty sandwich is sure to satisfy. Alex and Pablo also recommend drinking a steaming mug of Milo hot chocolate with your bocadillo con queso, so I humbly obliged! Each of them has special memories associated with this sandwich, so I am excited to help share it with the world.

If you’d like to make this, make sure you can get ahold of bocadillo in a nearby international market or online. Guava and guava paste are common throughout Latin America, but bocadillo is an essential ingredient and should be replaced! Using all the necessary ingredients yields a delicious balance between the sweet tang of guava and the salty queso fresco.

Bocadillo con queso really is the epitome of a delicious salty and sweet recipe, so if that’s your favorite combination, run to your local grocery store and make this! It also holds a special place in the hearts of Columbians who grew up with this dish. Perhaps you’ll taste the nostalgia and comfort it brings!

The guava paste tastes very tropical, and the queso fresco has a bite to it that sets it apart from other cheeses. This combination is truly perfect, so give this classic bocadillo con queso recipe a whirl and let me, Alex, and Pablo know what you think!

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Bocadillo con Queso


  • white bread
  • queso fresco
  • guava paste
  • butter


  • Slice guava paste and queso fresco into thin slices.
  • Layer paste and cheese inside your bread.
  • Melt some butter in a pan and grill sandwich until golden on both sides and the cheese is melty.
  • Serve warm with hot chocolate to drink!
Course: Lunch, Snack
Region: Latin America
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Kid Friendly


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