Linguica Con Queso (Cheese-Grilled Sausage)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

A popular Brazilian appetizer. Adapted from Planet Barbecue. Try to find the straightest sausage links possible. Other cooked sausage may be substituted; kielbasa is a good alternative.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs linguica sausage (or other cooked sausage)
  • 6 ounces coarsely grated cheese (mozzarella, jack, gouda or other soft cheese)


  1. Slice the sausage in half lengthwise.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Brush and oil grill grate.
  4. Grill sausage, cut side down, until sizzling and golden brown, 3-5 minutes.
  5. Turn sausage over.
  6. Thickly sprinkle cut side with cheese.
  7. Close grill lid and continue grilling until sausage is browned on uncut side and cheese is melted and bubbling, about 3 minutes more.
  8. Using a spatula, carefully transfer the linguica to a cutting board, keeping the cheese on top.
  9. Cut crosswise into 1" pieces.
  10. Serve on toothpicks.
Most Helpful

I followed your recipe and instruction, I did not deviate on any matter. But there was no linguisa taste to me or my 87 year old uncle, who is from Fall River Mass, and his parents were Immigrants from Sao Miguel in the Azores, and we know well Linguisa, and it's unique taste. Niether one of us tasted even a slight hint that would suggest linguisa? It just tasted like a standard breakfast sausage, minus the sage and with more garlic and salt. could you review your recipe and see if something is incorrect on the quantity of ingredients or in the procedure to prepare the Linguisa?

eddonnell March 05, 2015

Yum! I don't think that I've ever had linguica before but will definitely have it again. This is so super simple and tasty. I grilled these up with some chicken wings for watching football today and they were gone in a flash. Wish I'd made more. Thanks Chocolatl for a great keeper and introducing me to a brand new treat. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

lazyme September 15, 2014

This was so yummy!! I used some linguica and some kielbasa (kielbasa was my fav) and I served it in buns as a main dish!

Charmie777 April 03, 2012