Our mission

We believe that food should be simple, satisfying and good for you. That’s exactly what our pão de queijo is all about. By creating airy, crispy, easy, cheesy snacks that everyone can enjoy, we aim to make a positive impact on our community and the planet.

From humble beginnings.

Pão de queijo has been bringing people together for over 400 years. This small but mighty snack plays a central part in celebrations, meals and snack time across Brazil. We take pride in continuing this rich heritage – with a modern Australian twist.

Cheesebuddy is a small family business born from a desire to share our love for Brazilian food in our adopted home, Australia. Our journey began in a local IGA and has grown into a fully equipped, state-of-the-art factory in Perth, Western Australia. We are proudly Australian-owned and operated, creating awesome Aussie snacks using authentic Brazilian recipes.


Our mission is simple: to create a healthy product that’s good for our people and planet, benefiting our society as a whole, one delicious bite at a time. If we bring a little bit of Brazilian sunshine to your table in the process, then we’ll be happy!

We believe that food should be a source of joy, connection and well-being. That might seem like a big ask for our little puffs of pão de queijo, but it’s possible when we stay committed to our customers. Using real ingredients. Following family recipes. Baking with pride. These are the ingredients that help us achieve our mission and give you a healthy, convenient and delicious product.


Our vision is to feed, educate and connect our customers through nourishing food made using high-quality ingredients. Cheesebuddy is a celebration of tradition and real ingredients that makes healthy snacking simple.

We only use the finest natural ingredients: real cheese, tapioca flour, Australian milk and canola oil. Mixed with magic and baked with a pinch of love, Cheesebuddy is more than just a delicious treat. It’s a versatile option that fits perfectly into any lifestyle and elevates any meal. You can feel good about serving a snack that’s naturally gluten-free, Coeliac Australia approved, made with at least 70% Australian ingredients and contains nothing artificial.


From cafés to Coles

Whether you need a quick snack, an easy meal, or a delicious addition to your menu, Cheesebuddy has you covered. Our Brazilian cheese bread is easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion.

Pão de queijo is everywhere in Brazil. From the frozen food section in supermarkets to street food stalls, snack bars and bakeries, this puffy golden ball of goodness is central to our culture. It can be eaten alone, dipped in something tasty or used as a carb replacement in sandwiches and meals. With a range like that, it’s no wonder Cheesebuddy is fast becoming a freezer staple in Australian homes, catering businesses and café kitchens.

Naturally gluten-free, endlessly versatile, healthy, fluffy, flavourful and fun. What will you create with Cheesebuddy?

Where you can find us.