3 Essential Guava & Cheese Combos in Miami

By Amelia Schwartz | Will Blunt and Jaclyn Warren

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Amelia Schwartz
Will Blunt and Jaclyn Warren
King Guava: Salt Bagel, Cream Cheese, Guava Marmalade, Fried Egg, Thick-cut Bacon, Potato Stix
King Guava: Salt Bagel, Cream Cheese, Guava Marmalade, Fried Egg, Thick-cut Bacon, Potato Stix

No flavor combination arguably screams Miami more than guava and cheese. Most commonly found inside flaky Cuban pastelitos, sticky-sweet guayaba marmalade is complemented by the slight tang of cream cheese. With his King Guava bagel sandwich, Rising Star Baker Matteson Koche is one of many Miamians who have played with the guava and cheese combination. Here are some of our other favorite takes.

Pastelito Pancakes

Chef-owner Henry Hané of B Bistro + Bakery replaces the flake of a pastelito with the fluff of Japanese-style pancakes. He tops them with cream cheese mousse, guava preserves, brown butter maple syrup, and a vanilla crumble.

 

Ave Maria Cookie

 

 

 

 

At Night Owl Cookies, owner and Baker Andrew Gonzalez pays homage to Miami with his guava and white chocolate chip cookies. Each cookie is finished with a graham cracker cookie crumble, guava chunks, and guava marmalade and cream cheese drizzles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guava + Cheese Donut

 

 

 

“Guava and cheese has been a staple for us growing up,” The Salty Donut co-owner Amanda Pizarro-Rodriguez says. So naturally, she and her husband, Andy Rodriguez, had to have a guava and cheese donut. The brioche dough is filled with both guava jam and sweetened cream cheese then topped with a cream cheese glaze and housemade pastelito puff pastry.

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