Recipe for Filipino style cheese pimiento spread

Cheese Pimiento Spread

Course Breakfast, Sandwiches
Cuisine Modern Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 175 grams butter softened
  • 175 grams cream cheese softened
  • 175 grams Parmesan finely grated (feta is great too!)|
  • 175 grams sharp cheddar shredded
  • ½ cup chopped pimiento preferably roasted and skinned (see notes below)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, cream cheese and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Do not overmix though because you don’t want the butter cream to separate from the fats.
  • Add the Parmesan, cheddar and pimiento. Stir until blended.
  • Spread on bread. Enjoy!



Roasted pimiento is really best as the smokiness add so much in terms of aroma and flavor. You can use roasted fresh pimiento (see how), or the kind that comes in jars.
If you can’t get roasted pimiento and you use canned, choose skinless pimiento because the skins have a nasty way of getting stuck on the roof of the mouth which isn’t a pleasant sensation at all.
This is an updated version of a recipe that was originally published in June 8, 2011.