Cheesebuddy Bruschetta

Brazilian cheese bread becomes the base for an Italian classic using Australian ingredients. The result? Fresh, healthy and shareable finger food that brings cultures, flavours and friends together.

This cheese bread recipe replaces the traditional bread base with gluten-free Cheesebuddy Cheese & Garlic for more flavour in every bite. You can also try the classic or Chilli Cheesebuddy flavours to mix things up.

Cheesebuddy Bruschetta


If there’s one thing my native Brazil and Italy share, it’s the love of fresh, vibrant flavours. This Cheesebuddy Bruschetta recipe is the perfect embodiment. It combines the classic taste of bruschetta with the irresistible magic of pão de queijo.

cheesebuddys with chilli


Cheesebuddy Bruschetta comes together quickly, and you can tweak the flavours to your taste. This cheese bread recipe uses one bag of Cheesebuddy gluten-free cheese breads. It yields approximately 15 servings (two pieces per serving).

  • 1 450g pack Cheesebuddy Cheese & Garlic Gluten-Free Cheese Breads
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced (fresh is best)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup or 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon high-quality olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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  1. Prepare the Cheesebuddy cheese breads:
    • Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the Cheesebuddy package.
    • Place the cheese breads on a baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp.
    • Let them cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the topping:
    • While the cheese breads are baking, chop the fresh basil finely.
    • Combine the diced tomatoes, chopped basil, cracked pepper, dried oregano, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Assemble the bruschetta:
    • Once the cheese breads are done baking, allow them to cool slightly, then slice in half horizontally.
    • Spoon the tomato and basil mixture onto each slice.
    • Drizzle with balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Why we love this recipe

The secret to great bruschetta is using high-quality ingredients. So why skimp on the base? Pão de queijo puffs in the oven, creating pockets that capture all the flavour of your toppings.

Cheesebuddy is naturally gluten-free and packed with flavour. It’s the perfect all-rounder for bright, zesty bruschetta. Minimal prep time makes this cheese bread recipe perfect for busy weeknights, last-minute entertaining or a quick afternoon snack.