Think jam but thick, long and rectangular. Popular in Spain and the Caribbean, this sturdy bar of paste is made from the thick puree of guava fruit and sugar. It’s usually packaged in short wide cans or in the shape of a bar encased in plastic packaging. All you have to do is slice and assemble.
guava and cheese (guayaba y queso)
This is a perfect off the beaten path appetizer or party snack with a Cuban twist that your guests will love! The recipe is just meant to give you an idea of what to do, not how to do it, exactly, because it's ridiculously easy. It's just a matter of cutting the pieces and sticking a toothpick into them. Make them smaller and you'll get more pieces, just make sure you have enough toothpicks.
1 lb bar of guava paste
16 oz queso blanco or mozarella, feta, cream cheese or farmer’s cheese
Cut the guava and the cheese into squares and place one over the other. Hold together with a toothpick. Place on a plate and serve alone or with a side of crackers.