The Story of Our Brazilian Cheese Bites | Brazi Bites

Our Story

The story of Brazi Bites starts in Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2009. I was having serious cravings for Pão de Queijo, Brazil’s most popular snack food.

Our Story

The story of Brazi Bites starts in Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2009. I was having serious cravings for Pão de Queijo, Brazil’s most popular snack food.

2009: The Family Recipe

It’d been four years since I’d moved to the U.S. to be with my husband Cameron, so I called my mother in Brazil and asked for our family recipe. She was excited and quick to share the family secrets that made “the perfect cheese bread.” Cameron and I made our first batch in our home kitchen that summer.

2009: Family Recipe

It’d been four years since I’d moved to the U.S. to be with my husband Cameron, so I called my mother in Brazil and asked for our family recipe. She was excited and quick to share the family secrets that made “the perfect cheese bread.” Cameron and I made our first batch in our home kitchen that summer.

2010: Playing with Cheese

We had one big challenge: the most important ingredient, “Minas” cheese, wasn’t available in the U.S. We experimented with dozens of cheeses until finally, in the spring of 2010, the most delicious batch of Brazilian Cheese Bread came out of the oven – we literally devoured the whole tray in minutes!

2010: The Cheese

We had one big challenge: the most important ingredient, “Minas” cheese, wasn’t available in the U.S. We experimented with dozens of cheeses until finally, in the spring of 2010, the most delicious batch of Brazilian Cheese Bread came out of the oven – we literally devoured the whole tray in minutes!

2011: The Ah-ha Moment

We were excited to share our recipe with everyone, so we signed up for our first food show. To prepare we enlisted the help of friends and family and pulled all-nighters in the kitchen rolling thousands of pieces of cheese bread by hand.

2011: The Ah-ha Moment

We were excited to share our recipe with everyone, so we signed up for our first food show. To prepare we enlisted the help of friends and family and pulled all-nighters in the kitchen rolling thousands of pieces of cheese bread by hand.

We Sold Out!

The response was totally overwhelming and we sold out halfway through the show! At that point, we knew we had something special.

We Sold Out!

The response was totally overwhelming and we sold out halfway through the show! At that point, we knew we had something special.

2012-2015: We Hit the Road

Over the next 3 years we hit the road, spreading the delicious word across the country. We did countless trade shows, became available in hundreds of grocery stores and introduced Brazi Bites to thousands of people. It was hard work, but the support and delight from people everywhere gave us the energy to keep going.

2012-15: We Hit the Road

Over the next 3 years we hit the road, spreading the delicious word across the country. We did countless trade shows, became available in hundreds of grocery stores and introduced Brazi Bites to thousands of people. It was hard work, but the support and delight from people everywhere gave us the energy to keep going.

2015: Swimming with Sharks

In November of 2015 we had the incredible opportunity to share our story on ABC’s Shark Tank. 9 million viewers watched us present Brazi Bites to Mark Cuban, Mr. Wonderful, and the whole gang! The Sharks fell in love after the first bite (just like we knew they would). The show was a smashing hit and we sold out nationwide in just a few days!

2015: ABC Shark Tank

In November of 2015 we had the incredible opportunity to share our story on ABC’s Shark Tank. 9 million viewers watched us present Brazi Bites to Mark Cuban, Mr. Wonderful, and the whole gang! The Sharks fell in love after the first bite (just like we knew they would). The show was a smashing hit and we sold out nationwide in just a few days!

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Today

Brazilian cheese bread has become our passion, and today Brazi Bites are available in thousands of grocery stores across the U.S. We’re as excited as we were the moment that first perfect batch came out of the oven in our home kitchen. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Junea's Note

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Today

Brazilian cheese bread has become our passion, and today Brazi Bites are available in thousands of grocery stores across the U.S. We’re as excited as we were the moment that first perfect batch came out of the oven in our home kitchen. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Junea's Note

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