If you’re from the Caribbean, then you know there is nothing quite as delicious as Trinidad Cheese Paste. Except when you serve in a sandwich or even better as a Cheese Puff!
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 or puff shells, filled with this delicious spread waiting for you to grab and enjoy. Most of all my favorite way to enjoy was in the 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.
I will admit, I made a batch of Pimento Cheese in the pic above and it was great! However I still preferred our Caribbean version. For our spread, we use a different type of cheese with lots of other flavor components, used in the Caribbean, to make this paste super delicious.
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.
But, you can enjoy this with your favourite cracker, as a tea sandwich or even as cheese in a burger. Wherever you enjoy cheese spread, you can use this Trinidad Cheese Paste.