Monday, November 20, 2017

Pimento Cheese

I have to admit I'd never heard of Pimento Cheese until we moved to the south.  And I also have to admit to looking at it with a touch of suspicion. 
Pimento Cheese

I know, right?   I'm a Dane and we eat and love stuff like Liverpaste and Pickled Herring and all kinds of good stuff like that.
But there was something about this cheese mixture that made me look at it sideways and with suspicion.
I really don't know why.
Then I got brave one day and ordered a Pimento Cheese sandwich in a restaurant and it was pretty good.
OK, so it was really good.
After that if someone brought some Pimento Cheese somewhere I'd eat it.   I tried buying some pre- made cheese once but it was awful.

Then somehow I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try making some and I shared it with some friends, who are southern and they said it tasted pretty authentic, so I thought I'd share it here.
Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese
And did I mention you can use it to make an awesome grilled cheese sandwich? 

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Pimento Cheese

prep time: 5 MINScook time: total time: 5 mins
Not only can you serve this with crackers for a nice appetizer but you can also make an incredible grilled cheese sandwich with it.  


  • 2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese ( I used a mixture of Cheddar and Monterey Jack)
  • 1 jar (4 oz) diced pimento
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup good heavy mayonnaise, enough to moisten ( I like Dukes brand)
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (you can always add more)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and place in the fridge for at least an hour, this lets the cheese and mayo and pimento get acquainted. 


Serve this with crackers or lightly toasted bread.
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Your Pimento Cheese looks delicious, we just love Pimento Cheese. Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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