Quesos Chela

Food

in Panamá Province

The nondescript town of Campana, located 65km from Panama City, is home to this famous cheese shop, an institution that few Panamanian drivers can pass by without stopping in. It’s a simple shop that usually sells fresh cheese (string, mozzarella, farmers, ricotta) and homemade meat and fruit empanadas (turnovers).

The cheese shop is right next door to a large parking lot on the right-hand side of the road, if you’re heading west from Panama City.