The company

The Forno de Minas' recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. “Dona” Dalva had for a long time delighted her family with the Pão de Queijo she baked at home. This delicious homemade recipe was the starting point for the company.  In 1990, “Dona” Dalva, began selling her Pão de Queijo in a small shop in the state capital. This led her into business and, in 1990, she started Forno de Minas, a family-owned company she still runs jointly with her children. The company is a pioneer producer of frozen Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Roll), a top-of-mind brand in Brazil, and absolute leader in market share, exporting to many countries around the world.

Using only natural ingredients sourced from local producers, respecting the preparation process used by the farmers for centuries, Forno de Minas’ Pão de Queijo is the authentic taste from Brazil’s heartland.

Since 2014, Forno de Minas has operated a fully owned subsidiary in the U.S., the first outside Brazil, where Americans can now find the authentic Pão de Queijo in grocery stores, movie theaters, and restaurants.

Environmental Responsibility

Concerned with the environment and sustainability, Forno de Minas treats 100% of the water used in the factory, administrative area, and kitchen, through its ETE (Water and Sewage Treatment Plant).

Once used, the water and organic matter are treated. The water goes to a decantation process for separating fat and oils and is afterwards sent to the drainage process. At the end of the treatment process, the separated fat is stored and properly designed to comply with local environmental laws, and the water is reused for gardening. 

Forno de Minas returns to nature the treated water with controlled pH, BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand), and COD (chemical oxygen demand), which enables the development of life in the lakes and rivers.

In addition, Forno de Minas implemented an industrial waste management and garbage collection system in order to recycle and reuse all unused materials. 



Provide convenient and innovative foods, with homemade taste and quality.


Be present in day-to-day lives with convenient and tasty food, and internationalize the Brazilian Cheese Roll.


  • Tradition
  • Quality
  • Convenience
  • Innovation
  • Healthiness

Forno de Minas All-Natural Pão de Queijo