How to Make Trinidad Cheese Paste

Published on August 19th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Trinidad Cheese Paste in a bowl

In Trinidad, Cheese Paste is a local cheese spread used for sandwiches or alongside some crackers as a snack. The recipe begins with cheese, New Zealand Cheddar Cheese, which is the most common cheese found in Trinidad. The combination of this salty cheese mixed with local seasonings and ingredients we all have in our kitchens is used to make this spreadable delight. It is one of those iconic homemade dishes that can create a devotion to a particular friend or family member, usually an Aunty, who makes THE BEST cheese paste. However, regardless of the debate over who makes the best cheese paste, we can all agree it is a dish that you cannot stop until it is done once you start eating. So enjoy our recipe of Trinidad Cheese Paste and create your fan base at your next social gathering.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 mins
Total Time
16 mins
Serves
8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup New Zealand Cheddar Cheese, shredded

  • 1 Carrot

  • 1 tablespoon of Green Seasoning 

  • 4 tablespoons Mayo

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper

Optional Ingredient

Instructions

Handmade Method

Using a box grater, finely grate the cheese and carrot into a bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is combined into a smooth paste. Add optional ingredients at this time.

Serve chilled in sandwiches or as a dip with crackers.

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. 

Food Processor Method

Process the cheese and carrot with a fine grater blade or food processor.

Add the remaining ingredients and process them together until everything is combined into a smooth paste. Add optional ingredients at this time.

Serve chilled in sandwiches or as a dip with crackers.

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. 

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart