Naturally gluten-free, authentic Colombian cheese arepas are little golden pockets of corn flour and delicious Jarlsberg cheese that will melt in your mouth with each bite.
Colombian cheese arepas
1 hour 5 min
What You'll Need
Make arepa dough
Pour water into large bowl. Add arepa corn flour, salt, oil, ½ cup of Jarlsberg cheese, and mix thoroughly to combine.
Flatten a portion of dough between your palms. Add 1 TB cheese in the middle, and top with more dough. Press to seal into a ¼ inch thick patty.
Preheat a cast iron pan to high heat. Season with oil or butter. Place the arepas in the pan and cook about 5 minutes on each side.
Serve arepas with toppings
– To serve arepas, cut them in half and put your favourite toppings inside. Drizzle with Colombian pico de gallo and aji.