Our Mission


Born and bred in Texas, Austin Slow Burn creates high-quality queso and pimiento cheese for people who want to limit their preparation time while still enjoying convenient, flavorful, high-quality items.

Kevin Lewis and his late wife Jill founded Austin Slow Burn in 1994. Our backgrounds included working in some of Austin’s most beloved restaurants, and our homemade salsas were such a hit that friends urged them to start a business.

Jill and Kevin’s fun personalities shined through in our products and after a few years, they were proud to create a quality queso you can buy in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. A unique, delicious pimiento cheese spread soon followed.

Today Jill and Kevin’s son Kevin Neal is in the kitchen overseeing production, and carrying on the family legacy of creating tasty queso, spreads and marinades for all folks across Texas and beyond to enjoy.

Over the years, Austin Slow Burn won more than 60 awards for its variety of spicy products, including eight awards for our Jamaican-Jerk Marinade which is used today in restaurant kitchens to create one of your favorite Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos.

Time and time again, our customers tell us our refrigerated dips and spreads make them happy. We will always use fresh ingredients to create flavors you will enjoy.