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baked panela cheese

Baked panela cheese

  • Author: chef
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Baked panela cheese with our easy recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this dish combines aromatic herbs, tangy lemon zest, and gooey melted cheese for a savory delight. Try it now for a mouthwatering experience!


  • 1 block (about 12 ounces) panela cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the Panela Cheese: Pat the panela cheese dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Place the cheese block in the center of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Season the Cheese: Drizzle the olive oil over the panela cheese. Sprinkle minced garlic, fresh thyme leaves, lemon zest, red pepper flakes (if using), and freshly ground black pepper over the cheese.
  4. Bake the Cheese: Transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and bubbly, and the edges are golden brown.
  5. Serve: Remove the baked panela cheese from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with additional fresh herbs if desired. Serve warm with crusty bread, crackers, or sliced vegetables.


  • Highlight the unique characteristics of panela cheese, such as its mild flavor and firm texture, which make it perfect for baking.
  • Emphasize the simplicity of the recipe, as it requires just a few ingredients and minimal preparation time.
  • Mention the versatility of baked panela cheese, as it can be served as an appetizer, snack, or even as part of a cheese platter.
  • Encourage readers to experiment with different herbs and seasonings to customize the flavor of the baked cheese to their liking.
  • Remind readers to keep an eye on the cheese while baking to ensure it reaches the desired level of golden brown crust without burning.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of baked panela cheese
  • Calories: 220 per serving
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg

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