If You Love Cheese Rolls, You'll Want to Try These
They've also got rolls that are filled with Belgian chocolate.
(SPOT.ph) When you say cheese rolls, what likely comes to mind is the soft, fluffy kind that you can get at the neighborhood panaderya—which are delicious in their own right. But over in Cuba, cheese rolls refer to a danish-like pastry, with a flaky pastry wrapping a cheese filling that's part-savory, part-sweet. The said style was popularized in the U.S. by Porto's, a Cuban bakery in Southern California which is said to sell 1.5 million cheese rolls a month. If you're hankering for a taste, check this out: local purveyor Cheese Rolls by Miss J makes cheese rolls inspired by the said bakery.
Cheese Rolls by Miss J's Cheese Rolls are sweet, cheesy, and flaky—just like the Porto's version, but they've made it all their own. You can get a box of a dozen of the Original for P395. These cheese rolls are baked fresh daily, so you can savor its crisp-yet-light exterior and creamy interior at its best.
This local shop also has limited-edition flavors of its cheese rolls that are worth a try. If you're looking for a fruity twist, go for the Tropical Guava (P475/dozen), which has a guava filling along with the cheese. And if you're really looking to treat yourself, try the Belgian Chocolate (P475/dozen)—a.k.a. the original cheese rolls with a decadent chocolate filling.
You can try these cheesy treats for yourself by sending Cheese Rolls by Miss J a message on Facebook or Instagram. They accept payments through bank deposit (BDO or BPI) and GCash. They can deliver anywhere in Manila through Lalamove, Grab, or Mr. Speedy; note that you'll be shouldering the delivery fee. You also have the option to pick your orders up in Alabang.
Hungry for more cheese rolls? Be sure to check out our 2019 Top 10 Cheese Rolls in Manila list. Just some of the other versions we love are the fellow Cuban-style take of Dean & Deluca, as well as the classic Filipino version by Mary Grace.