Ludmilla “Milla” Benevides, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, first immigrated to the United States in 1999 to pursue a career in bossa nova music. Even after arriving, she continued to embrace Brazilian culture by baking cheese puffs for friends and family. “This product is very important to me, it’s my way of sharing a piece of Brazil’s rich culture!”
Cheese puffs have been a Brazilian delicacy for nearly 200 years. African slaves were the first to begin the evolution of a treat that is now known as "pão de queijo" and other important aspects of Brazilian culture. They first soaked and peeled the cassava (tapioca) root and mixed it with milk and eggs to make bread. Cheese wasn’t added until the 19th century.
There are only 6 ingredients in our pão de queijo. All of them are locally sourced, aside from the tapioca which is harvested and delivered to us fresh from Brazil!
Milla’s Puffs are available at Village Prime Meats East Quogue,Hampton Fruit & Vegetables in East Quogue, Nurel's in Hampton Bays,Serene Greens in Sag Harbor, Provisions in Water Mill and Sag Harbor, IGA Supermarket in Southold, and online on our website MillasPuffs.com. Free Shipping and next day delivery available.