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Guava Cheese Recipe

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Guava Cheese
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A chewy, fudgy, sticky treat made with fresh guavas. Guava cheese is a popular Goan delicacy. It has a long shelf life.

Ingredients of Guava Cheese

  • 1 kg guava
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Sugar (depends on the proportion of pulp as mentioned in the recipe)

How to Make Guava Cheese

  1. Cut ends of guavas, cut into 4 and slice off the seeds.
  2. Cut into small pieces (with skin on).
  3. Place chopped guava in a pan and add water to cover.
  4. Cook until soft and strain through a cloth, squeezing and keeping the pulp for the cheese.
  5. Make jam with the pulp, using proportion of 4 cups pulp to 3 cups sugar and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Weigh the pulp and mix with equal weight of sugar and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
  6. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring to avoid scorching, till it leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball.
  7. Spread on to a greased plate to set. Cut into squares and store in an airtight jar.
  8. Guava cheese can be eaten simply as a dessert or with sandwiches, toasts, etc.
Key Ingredients: guava, lemon juice, sugar

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