The cheeseball is one of the most, if not the most, important parts of heritage of Minas Gerais, which has been disseminated over the years and is now consumed by families throughout Brazil and the world.
Many people may think that this delicacy is a modern invention, but to the contrary: the production and consumption of cheeseballs has a long history. It is believed that the product arose from the kitchens of mineiro farms, between the XVII and XIX centuries, during the times of slavery, as a derivative of “biscoito de polvilho” (tapioca-flour cookie). In an attempt to increase the size of the cookie, cheese was added to the recipe, which resulted in the cheeseball.
Besides taste, the cheeseball embodies the tradition and values of mineiro cuisine: the use of top-quality ingredients and home-made, artisanal production, which aims to preserve the excellence of that which is brought to the table.
In the case of our company, the Seu Ninico cheeseball was born in the heart of Minas Gerais. The result of a delicious family recipe, the cheeseball grew and took shape, becoming a brand that represents the importance of preserving flavour and traditional mineiro values – values which have always been exalted by the patriarch of the family, Seu Ninico himself.