Above:  Mise en Place for recipe. All images taken with an iPhone 5

Cheese paste is a recipe that I think every single Bajan (people from Barbados) have had.  This simple but tasty recipe fills kid’s lunchboxes and also graces the tables of the finest establishments to make delicate finger sandwiches to be served with afternoon tea and light refreshments.

  • Prep Time:  10 Minutes
  • Ready In:  Immediately
  • Yields: Approximately 1LB


  • 1 Small Onion
  • 8 oz of NZ Cheddar Cheese
  • 8oz of Margarine (my preference is Country Crock)
  • 1 TSP ground White Pepper
  • 1/2 TSP ground Thyme
  • 1/2 TSP dried or fresh Thyme leaves
  • 1 TSP minced Garlic



  1. Place diced Onion and Garlic in a food processor and chip until fine
  2. place half the cheese in the food processor and blend till crumbly
  3. Add remaining cheese and margarine and process till smooth
  4. Sprinkle the dried spices well across the top of the mixture and blend in well

Cheesepaste (2 of 2)
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Cheese paste can be served on its own or spread on bread and then filled with sliced meats to add a delicate cheese and onion taste to any sandwich.  This recipe has no mayonnaise and therefore is perfect for picnics or places where you have no refrigeration.

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Jeremy is a consultant, educator and photographer based in the Caribbean. He shoots an eclectic range of material, but his favorite subjects are urban and seascapes, people and aircraft. He mixes his love of technology and travel with photography. Following a brief post college hiatus he picked up a camera again in 2003 and has been shooting ever since. You may view his work on his website

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