This month, the international brand behind the authentic “Brazilian bites for cheese lovers” is continuing its expansion throughout the U.S. Forno de Minas is broadening availability of its gluten free Pão de Queijo across New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, thanks to a distribution agreement with neighborhood supermarket Stop & Shop. The expansion means the East Coast grocery store chain will carry Forno’s popular classic cheese rolls, along with the newly-released cheese sticks.

"We are incredibly excited to join forces with Stop & Shop, whose stores serve so many homes in the Northeast," said Forno de Minas marketing manager, Isabela Amaral. “Pão de Queijo has been a Brazilian favorite for three decades, and we have no doubt that Stop & Shop customers will love it as well once they experience the different, delicious ways, to enjoy our cheese rolls.”

Fully baked and only a five-minute prep in the oven, Forno’s Pão de Queijo is an easily prepared, versatile offering that serves as a snack, a breakfast item, a party plate, a side dish and even a dessert pairing. In addition, Forno’s Pão de Queijo is a favorite of health-conscious consumers, as the cheese rolls are all-natural, gluten-free, allergen-friendly and yeast-free.

The creation of Brazilian matriarch "Dona" Dalva, this homemade cheese roll features a signature fluffy texture made with locally sourced eggs, milk, Brazilian specialty cheese and cassava (tapioca or “manioc”). 

“Stop & Shop prides itself on offering its customers delicious, premium products,” said Mark Messier, EVP merchandising for Stop & Shop.  “We’re sure our shoppers will enjoy Forno de Minas’ authentic Brazilian cheese rolls

Stop & Shop is a neighborhood grocery store that has been operating for more than 100 years. All 400+ Stop & Shop stores across the Northeast will carry Forno’s products.

U.S. consumers will find Forno’s Pão de Queijo in Stop & Shop’s frozen bread and pasta aisle.

To learn more about Forno De Minas, or to find a Stop & Shop near you, please visit