CatupiryTM ( ) is
one of the most popular "requeijão"
(cream cheese) in Brazil.
developed by the Italian immigrant
Mario Silvestrini in the state of Minas Gerais in 1911.
The name derives from the native
Catupiry is a soft, mild-tasting cheese that can be spread over
toasts and crackers or used in cooking. Because of its low level of
acidity, Catupiry has become an ingredient in various dishes.
The expression "com Catupiry" (with Catupiry) refers to foods where
Catupiry is an ingredient, or a filling, such as pizza,
or Pao de queijo
. It is also eaten as a dessert
combined with guava
United States, Catupiry can be found in Brazilian ethnic stores and
restaurants in the States of Florida, California, New
York and Massachusetts.