Cheese paste is something that is very nostalgic and comforting to me. Growing up whenever there was a gathering or party, there would be these little sandwiches filled with this delicious spread waiting for you to grab and enjoy. Most of all my favorite way to enjoy it is in a puff!
If you’re in Trinidad and ask for a Cheese Puff, you will get a Choux Pastry that has been filled with this delicious spread made of cheese that’s been mixed with seasonings and mayonnaise. It is quite similar in texture to what people refer to as pimento cheese, except we don’t use cream cheese in our spread.
This spread is one that is very hard to mess up. There is no right or wrong way to make this dish. It is a simple combination. It’s also one of those dishes that can be served on a cracker with some garnish for a great appetizer at your next gathering.
- 250g block of cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/2 small onion
- 1 pimento pepper or 1/4 red bell pepper
- 1/4 medium carrot
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon green seasoning
- 4-5 tablespoons mayonaise
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- In a large bowl grate cheese using the fine side of the grater.
- Next, in a food processor add onion, pepper, garlic, and carrot. Blend until finely chopped then add to the bowl of cheese.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, green seasoning and sugar. Mix with a fork or spoon until a smooth paste forms.
- We used dijon mustard, but you can use regualr table mustard or even honey mustard for a different flavour.
- Pimento Peppers are a seasoning pepper native to Triniadad and Tobago, but the red bell pepper gives a great flavour as well.
- We used 5 tablespoons of mayo in our recipe which gave a smoother paste, but if you want you can reduce depending on your prefernce.