Delicious Colombian arepa with cheese

The arepa is an essential food in Colombian food, it tastes so good that you can even eat it alone, but accompanied it is more delicious, you can add butter, cheese, tomato and onion hogao, guacamole, with soups, beans, for breakfast, to lunch, to something and to food.

So that you do not deprive yourself of this delight, today we are going to teach you how to prepare the best Colombian arepa with cheese, with a lot of cheese, so that you can taste your palate with this delicacy for kings!

History of the corn arepa


Corn has long been a very traditional food of the Latin American peoples.

Long before the conquest, corn was cultivated by our ancestors, which is why it has always been present in our gastronomy.

But from the 19th century in Venezuela and Colombia, the arepa became more popular, so much so that in each region there is a recipe to make it.

In addition, it is very popular today and considered a very representative icon of Venezuelan and Colombian gastronomy and culture.

With corn you can prepare a lot of recipes such as porridge, empanadas, threads, custard, soup, chicha, etc. and of course, the arepas.

As the years go by, the recipes are reinvented or evolved according to the ingredients that appear on the market and new cooking techniques.

However, many cooks try to preserve the nutritional heritage of the towns and preserve their traditions.

The cheese arepas that we are going to prepare today will be made with precooked corn flour instead of using grain corn as our grandmothers did.

We are also going to use mozzarella cheese, which is very creamy so that it melts into the Colombian cheese arepa.

We also invite you to visit our article on Venezuelan arepas so that you can also enjoy them at home.

Colombian arepa with cheese

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Next we are going to introduce you to the Colombian arepa recipe, both ingredients and the process to prepare the Colombian arepa with cheese, the most delicious you have ever tried, plus it is easy to prepare and it will not take you long.


400 ml warm water

salt to taste

260 grams of precooked cornmeal

150 grams of grated mozzarella cheese

30 grams of butter

coastal cheese or salty cheese (optional)

slices of mozzarella cheese (optional)

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Time needed: 30 minutes.

Follow all the steps to prepare your Colombian arepas with cheese:

Step 1

In a deep bowl put the cornmeal, add the salt and stir by hand.

Step 2

Add the warm water little by little and stir initially with a spoon or fork and then you will need to knead with your hand so that it takes the consistency of arepa dough.

Step 3

Add the grated mozzarella cheese, the coastal cheese and continue stirring. Rectify the salt.

Step 4

Finally, add the butter and knead very well.

Step 5

Make balls with the dough, approximately 5 or 6 for this measure that we are preparing.

Step 6

Take each ball and shape it into an arepa by crushing it with your hand or if you prefer, you can use a plastic and a board to crush it but they are not too thin.

Step 7

In a pan add a little butter or oil and put the arepas over medium-low heat for 7 minutes, turn and leave them another 7 minutes on the other side.

Step 8

With the help of a knife, open the arepas, make a mouth and put a slice of mozzarella cheese on each one and put it back in the covered pan until the cheese is melted.

And that’s how easy you can already enjoy a Colombian arepa stuffed with cheese, which in addition to being very easy to make, you will enjoy a lot.

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