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Guava Cheese


DIY: Guava Cheese

Give yourself a treat with this healthy and chewy, fudgy, sticky delicacy made with fresh guavas. Guava cheese makes a great dessert and can be eaten with sandwiches and toasts.


  • 1 kg guava
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sugar (depends on your taste)
guava cheese

How to Make Guava Cheese

  1. Wash your guavas and cut into 4 from an end. Do not remove the skin.
  2. Slice off the seeds and chop into small pieces.
  3. Place the chopped guavas in a cooking 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, by mixing 4 cups pulp to 2 tbsp lemon juice and your desired quantity of sugar.
  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. Your guava cheese is ready.
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Chinwe Opuruiche

An Environment Resource Management graduate of Abia State University with her Masters in-view, Chinwe is also a Columnist, an OAP, a sought-after motivational speaker and writer with special interest in food and the balance of diet.

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