Linguica Con Queso (Cheese-Grilled Sausage)

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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.

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  • 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.