RO9 QuesoDeBolaQueso de Bola is the Filipino term, from Spanish, for Edam cheese. This literally means a “ball of cheese”. A brief background on this semi-hard cheese treat is that it originated from the Netherlands and is traditionally sold in rounded cylinders with a pale-yellow interior and a coat, or rind, of red paraffin wax. It ages and travels well, and does not spoil; it only hardens, making it the world’s most popular cheese between the 14th and 18th centuries.

Especially during holidays, people tend to give queso de bola to their relatives and friends. However, with its big size, it is usually hard to think what to do with those leftover queso de bola from Christmas dinner.

One way to do with those leftover queso de bola is to make your own homemade cheese pimiento. Here’s a recipe of your very own Queso de bola pimiento:


2 cups mayonnaise

¾ cups grated queso de bola

½ cup grilled pimiento minced (you can also use bottled pimiento)

½ teaspoon granulated white sugar

A pinch of salt


1. Combine the mayonnaise, cheese, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

2. Add the pimiento and then stir until all the ingredients are properly distributed

3. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate or make a cheese pimiento sandwich right away.

4. Serve. Share and enjoy!



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