Bocadillo con Queso

Guava Paste and Cheese

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 12


Appears in

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

By Patricia McCausland-Gallo

Published 2004

  • About

Bocadillo originally came from the town of Velez in the department of Santander, a town in Colombia famous from its bocadillo wrapped in dry plantain leaves and packaged in wooden boxes called bocadillo veleño. In Colombia, especially in the coastal areas, we eat many sweet things with cheese: bananas and cheese, pineapple with cheese, and all of the fruits in syrups with cheese; in the Pacific and Andean zones, they eat sweets with Cuajada. It’s a great mix, a great snack that can take you for hours without feeling hungry.


  • 1 pound white farmer’s cheese*
  • 1 pound guava paste


  1. Slice the cheese into 2 by 1 by ½-inch rectangles.
  2. Cut the guava paste into 2 by 1 by ¼-inch rectangles.
  3. Place the cheese over the guava paste.
  4. Serve.