30 Dec2005

Cheese Pimiento Spread

by Marketman

Dealing with leftovers is a huge post-holiday concern. apim1Several readers have asked for ideas to use up remnants of recent Christmas meals. One ideal use of extra queso de bola is to make a cheese pimiento spread. It’s incredibly easy and so much better tasting when you make it yourself. Just grate any leftover queso de bola into large bits (I like a chunky rather than an extra smooth spread) and add lots of mayonnaise and chopped grilled capsicum or bottled pimiento. Mix well and store in a clean container in the fridge…this spread is excellent in hot pan de sal, used sparingly on white bread or toast sandwiches, etc. Super easy and delicious. Some folks add chopped sweet pickles to moderate the saltiness of the cheese and the richness of the mayonnaise. Lasts several days to weeks in the fridge…

The simple ingredients…


Superb in hot pan de sal…




  1. Elna Smith says:

    Yum! Great idea for leftover queso de bola. Thanks for all the work you do in keeping this site. I surely enjoy reading it all the time. A day is incomplete without reading MM. Keep it up!

    Dec 30, 2005 | 6:52 am


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  3. Rampau says:

    Yours is a recipe that I havent tried. I have an ex officemate who turned me on another recipe that’s really good. It’s got more stuff in it and is sweeter like a true Kapampangan that he is would favor. It’s got equal part butter with cheese, crushed pineapple, pimiento, and get this, condensed milk. It’s yummy with pandesal. My mom skips the condensed and the pineapple.

    Dec 30, 2005 | 7:05 am

  4. linda says:

    Cheesewiz pimiento is one of the favourite palamans my family likes. My friend’s Mom used to do this, but, used butter instead of mayo.I’ll try your recipe instead this time.Many thanks!

    Dec 30, 2005 | 7:18 am

  5. sha says:

    they sell chez whiz here i but I dont really buy ( the thought of those E at the label)
    But I will share this recipe to some of our kababayan who buy chez whiz all the time…
    and the cheese is cheap here.

    Oh slightly out of topic.. found goat cheese with truffles 9euro for over 200g. heaven.
    naku ano ba to I start my day reading market manila and I end my day reading market manila
    good night!

    Dec 30, 2005 | 8:35 am

  6. Marketman says:

    sha, additted comes to mind… gosh, all those other recipes with butter…talk about rich and sweetish…yum.

    Dec 30, 2005 | 12:15 pm

  7. Bubut says:

    queso de bola is my favorite and we never find a leftovers of it. during Christmas season, i would buy lots of them so that i will still enjoy it up to March. I would definitely try this one as it looks so good…Thanks for the recipe MM and Happy New Year to you and your family…

    Dec 30, 2005 | 7:48 pm

  8. kulasa says:

    I have never tried QDB with pimiento and mayo. All we did was grate it and mix with butter then spread it on good old pan de sal and broil until the top is brown. Will have to try this. Sounds good.

    Dec 31, 2005 | 9:25 am

  9. maddie says:

    My daughter’s yaya makes cheese pimiento sandwiches in rainbow-colored bread for birthday parties. She also puts condensed milk which I honestly don’t like. I’m for the good old cheese pimiento (just cheese, mayo, and pimiento). Now to try MM’s recipe.

    Jan 1, 2006 | 5:15 am

  10. peng says:

    I tried you cheese pimiento recipe and it’ good. I bought a really good cheese not just queso de bola and the result was tasty. But my daughter still staring at it and I wonder why?

    Jan 1, 2006 | 7:37 am

  11. Blair Mitch says:

    Oh lovely…I’ll definitely try this! Thanks MarketMan! : )

    Jan 5, 2006 | 9:42 am

  12. chocolatesky says:

    my MIL makes cheese pimiento by using low-fat butter, QDB, bottled pimientos and she adds a bit of sugar for a hint of sweetness

    Mar 22, 2007 | 7:11 pm

  13. zeph says:

    The first and last time I tasted home-made cheese pimiento was when I was in 6th grade. I recently had the urge to try and make one when an officemate brought a cheez whiz pimiento spread to work. I used grated cheddar cheese (i couldn’t find QDBs anymore), grilled capsicum, mayo and crushed pineapple. Yum!

    I should try making chunks like you do next time. Btw, where does one get bottled capsicum?

    Jun 1, 2007 | 1:18 pm

  14. Marketman says:

    zeph, many large groceries sell bottled capsicum or grilled sweet peppers in the condiments section. Actually, they are really easy to make from scratch, I think I have a post on roasting capsicums in the archives…

    Jun 1, 2007 | 5:23 pm

  15. Allan says:

    This recipe is chunky spread. how do you make smooth cheese pimiento spread.

    Feb 28, 2008 | 4:28 pm

  16. byang says:

    Hi! Someone gave me quezo de bola (and it’s months after Christmas!). None of the kids like quezo de bola but they like cheese pimiento (the kind you buy at the supermarket:). So, I’m trying this one.

    May 10, 2008 | 10:22 am

  17. thelma says:

    i love cheese pimiento a lot but i haven’t tried making it from scratch. also, i haven’t eaten this in a long time. i am going to try to make it this weekend so it will go with my fresh baked pandesal. i’ve learned how to bake pandesal so when i feel like having some, i just bake them instead of buying from the filipino store. the smell in the kitchen is so heavenly when the pandesal are almost baked…

    Jul 2, 2008 | 2:58 am

  18. amabelle says:

    so easy and yummy…hop i cud make it 2nyt…m so desperate to find the easiest way how to make cheese pimiento d2 ko lang pl makikita … wl kse d2 sa (kingdom of swaziland) ready made eh. thanks

    Mar 28, 2009 | 9:57 pm

  19. erlinda conde says:

    Thelma,can you share with us your recipe for pan de sal?.
    The chjeese pimiento recipe is great.

    May 10, 2009 | 3:39 pm

  20. Elvira Ilem Happel says:

    My late mother used to make this when I was a young girl, now I want to make cheese pimiento for my kids here in Germany. Mayonnaise is a healthier alternative to margarine which my mother used many years ago.

    Jul 27, 2009 | 5:57 pm

  21. cristina sulit says:

    how do you get the recipe for cheese pimiento. all i could get were comments!

    Sep 24, 2009 | 10:41 pm


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