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Cheese Paste Sandwich Spread.

If you’re from the Caribbean and you’ve never had a cheese paste sandwich for lunch, your mommy didn’t love you. I’m just joking, but just about everyone I speak with about having cheese paste sandwiches, they can all relate.. no matter which island they’re from. Back in the day I recall people also adding a drop or two of food coloring to this wonderful cheesy spread to enhance the look of the finished sandwich. Green, pink, yellow and in some cases, blue.. do you remember?

Cheese paste is just a spiced up cheese spread that’s ideal on sliced bread and crackers.


You’ll Need…

3 cups grated cheese (old cheddar)
2 tablespoons grated carrots
1 tablespoon mayo
1 tablespoon butter (soft)
pinch black pepper
1/2 small onion grated
1 tablespoon prepared mustard.
dash peppersauce (hot sauce)

Notes:  If it’s not getting smooth, add a tablespoon or 2 of milk as you whisk. To make the cheese easier to grate, place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes before grating to firm up a bit. You can certainly use a mixture of different cheeses if you like. I used what we had in the fridge. You can also add additional flavor by adding in some finely diced pimento peppers (aka seasoning pepper) to the mix.

Grate the cheese as fine as you can so the overall texture will be very creamy. Then place all the ingredients in a large bowl and give it a good mix as to incorporate all the flavors and give the cheese paste a lovely creamy finish.

This has got to be one of the simplest recipes I’ve shared to date and quite honestly.. one of my faves! There will be enough here for about 6-8 sandwiches (depending on how thick you spread it on) and if you don’t use it all the first time, it can store in the fridge for a couple days. Be sure it’s covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

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27 Responses to “Cheese Paste Sandwich Spread.”

  1. Sacha says:

    Omg! The memories of these sandwiches. My family use to make these for house parties or when we went on bus rides. I wish I had one now. Lol

  2. Sonia says:

    I’m from Guyana and lived in Barbados for sometime, this is exactly how my mom made this but I wonder, would this last in the fridge?

    I would like to take this to school for a little snack daily but I don’t want to go through mixing the paste all the time I need a sandwich so …if I mixed and popped in the fridge, how much life you think I have on it before it goes bad?

  3. Thalia says:

    Love this, great recipe, perfect for the breakfast table and lunch box. HELP!!!!! I live in Trinidad and would like to have some local slow cooker recipes pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaseeeee.

  4. Emi says:

    thank you!

  5. shinerz says:

    is butter,onions,carrots and peppersauce required in dis recipe?

  6. shinerz says:

    is butter,onions,carrots or peppersauce required in dis recipe or may u use other stuff?

  7. Dyna says:

    Did it for my daughter’s party or was a hit. Doing again this year. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Amelia says:

    Can I use the grated bagged chedder cheese form the supermarket?

  9. Rookmin says:

    Hi Chris what can i use instead of mayo or mustard

  10. Gabriele says:

    Made this morning for breakfast with my own baked bread so it was just perfect. Thank you for the great recipe!


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