Mother's Everyday Pimento Cheese

Submitted by:
Gourmet Magazine, Nov. 1999 - The accompanying article is called "P.C. and Proud of It" - delightful read, and the recipe is tasty, too!

Preparation time: 25 min
Cooking time: -

Serves: 8

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: cheese · southern · spread · pimento · pimiento · north_carolina ·


1/2 lb extra-sharp white cheddar
1/2 lb extra-sharp orange cheddar
1 7-oz jar pimento, drained, finely chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
cayenne to taste
2/3 cup mayonnaise


Grate cheeses finely. In large bowl, mix cheese with pimento and seasonings, then stir in mayonnaise, mashing a bit with fork. Should be relatively smooth and flecked with small pieces of pimento.
Cover and chill at least two hours to allow flavors to develop.
Use as sandwich spread or serve with crackers.


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