Pimento Cheese Recipe
Here's a clean recipe for the childhood favorite, pimento cheese, using real cheese and homemade mayo.
- 1 cup white cheddar
- 1 cup sharp orange cheddar
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise, homemade is best
- 1/2 teaspoons of a fresh cayenne pepper, or 1/8 tsp dried cayenne pepper
- 7 ounce jar of pimentos
- cucumbers, radishes or sliced baguette to serve
Prepare homemade mayonnaise if using.
Finely grate cheeses into a large bowl. Stir in pimentos, black pepper, cayenne, and salt to taste with a fork. Then stir in mayonnaise, mashing mixture with fork until relatively smooth.
Scrape spread into a crock or jar and chill, covered, at least 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.
Serve pimento cheese over sliced cucumbers, radishes or on sliced baguette.