Chipa: Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheese Rolls

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An-all-day tasty South American nibble (Pixabay)

Argentine gluten-free northeast coastal Chipa

In Paraguay and northern Argentina, they are known as Chipa. Brazilians call them Pão de queijo. A tasty nibble, eaten as a snack or with a main meal.

‘Deliciously addictive’ and simple to make!


1,000 g cassava starch
400 g Pategras cheese
150 g Crisco vegetable
50 g butter
200 g eggs
30 g salt
250 cc water
250 cc milk


  1. In the mixer bowl, mix the eggs with the salt, Crisco and butter
  2. Cut the cheese into small cubes 1/2 inches square. Add to mixture, mix well.
  3. Add the manioc starch, then add milk and water. Mix until it forms a dough
  4. Remove the dough and sub-divide it into smaller parts. Finish kneading by hand, and shape them into cylindrical strips(like sausages) 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  5. Cut them into pieces of 2 cm to 8 cm size chipitas or rolls.
  6. Shape the chipitas into balls by hand . Place them in a large greased (with magarine or butter) muffin baking tray.
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven at 250 °C. For small balls, bake for 12 minutes, and 20 minutes for large pieces.


You can add to the dough, chopped Roquefort cheese, ham, salami, grains of anise, etc.