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Fried Bread Cheese (Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto)

Fried Bread Cheese (Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto)

Fried Bread Cheese (Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto)---

Everyone loves cheese sticks, you know the breaded mozzarella deliciousness. For those of us with gluten intolerance, the breading in a no-no. Of course, our recipe Gluten-Free Mozzarella Cheese Sticks are hard to beat. 

However, we found a wonderful substitute....bread cheese. Bread cheese, originally a Finnish cheese called juustoleipa (made from reindeer milk). We found an American version made from pasteurized milk . This cheese is specifically made for frying, it's wonderful caramelized crust is part of the bread cheese making process.No breading needed. No worries about burning the cheese, it is pretty much indestructible. This is also a low carb alternative for those on the Keto diet.  This is a super simple recipe (more of a tutorial). ENJOY!

 Let's make some Gluten-Free Fried Bread Cheese!!


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or butter)
  • 2 6 oz. Bread Cheese, cut into strips
  • Marina Sauce for dipping (we used Rao's Home Made Marinara Sauce)


  • Over medium heat, pour oil (need enough for the edges to be submerged). When oil is heated. Place the strips of bread cheese in the pan.

  • Fry for about 2 minutes on each side. 


We have fabulous bread cheese! Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping!



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