Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pimento Cheese

It's a Southern thing.
Even though Florida is not considered "the South",
I've had a craving for it all week.
Pimento cheese is the Pate' of the South.
You can serve it on crackers, stuff celery, 
fill cherry tomatoes,
make a sandwich with soft white bread, 
make grilled cheese,
serve it open faced spread on sourdough bread, 
make cute little tea sandwiches.
It's a snack, an appetizer, lunch and a dip.
Perfect with your afternoon tea
or an evening glass of wine
You could even fill small jars to give away.
That's a lot from a little 'ol spread.
 Grate the cheese yourself instead of
buying the preshredded bags.
 Add the remaining ingredients.
Combine well with a wooden spoon. 
Add more jalapeno peppers 
if you like the heat.
Lightly toast some sourdough bread then
 spread on a generous amount of cheese and 
toast again or broil until it melted and bubbly. 
Now crunch into it!

Pimento Cheese
8 oz block sharp cheddar cheese, grated
8 oz block extra sharp cheese, grated
1/2 C mayonnaise
4 oz jar pimentos, diced 
1 t Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t House Seasoning
1-2 T pickled jalapeno peppers, finely diced

Grate the cheese into a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Keeps for a week in the refrigerator.
You could leave out the jalapenos and 
add a dash of hot sauce or 1/4 t cayenne.
You can also add 1/2 C toasted chopped pecans.
customize it, make it yours.
This makes a lot, about 4 C.
Let soften at room temperature to serve.
 I cut the recipe in half.

Y'all enjoy!


  1. Nothing better than pimento cheese. It would be on my last meal menu.

  2. Now how did you know that I adore pimento cheese, and only get it when I happen to travel down South -- it's not a staple here in NJ.

    But now I can make it. Bliss!

  3. Waw!, hubby is going to love this, he's so into chillis and hot stuff...I will too! I love a little hot myself and spreads like this are so very yummy and great for tea time too. Just copied it! Thank you sweetie, so nice. Have a fun weekend. Hugs, FABBY

  4. This looks amazing! I've never tried pimento cheese, but I sure want to! Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Potluck.

  5. I like the idea of the jalapeño peppers to give the spread a little kick. I never thought of putting it on crusty bread and broiling. Oh, yum! And so much better than just a white bread tea sandwich.

  6. Hello, Rita May! I am your newest Follower! You certainly have delicious recipes... Love all of your photos. Would you believe I have never had Pimento Cheese? I guess now I will have to try it! ;)
    Thanks for sharing all of your recipes. Looking forward to following you.