Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is probably either something you have seen at the grocery store (don’t buy), heard of, or never heard of. Pimento cheese is basically a Southern food. I live in Wisconsin, and to me, it is every bit of Northern food as it is a Southern one. Pimento cheese is something that is way too easy to make, and is something to is way too delicious.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Very few ingredients bring an amazing flavor to pretty much anything you put it on. As I have been wanting to sneak some pimento cheese into one of my recipes lately, I thought I would share the recipe.


  • 1 cup of Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp pimentos
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 1 pinch of cracked black pepper

That’s it. Very basic.

To make the cheese, add everything to a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix it very well. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

So, now what? Well, what you do not know is how amazing this pimento cheese is. Unwrap it and get ready to serve. For me, I spread it on a pretzel roll with a hot dog and caramelized onions.  Shortly later I found myself spreading it on pretzels, and crackers. It was soon to run out, and probably the best as it has this addicting flavor. A bit of that garlic bite with the tanginess from the mayonnaise, and that wonderful Wisconsin cheese flavor, and well, let’s not forget the pimentos which are those wonderful cherry peppers.

Pimento Cheese Ingredients

Feel free to use as a sandwich spread, or dip vegetables into it. Whatever you decide, I guarantee you are going to like it.

Let me just say, that wherever you are, whether it be in the north, south, east, or west, pimento cheese is something that you have to try! Hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

2 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese

  1. I love pimento cheese – and homemade is absolutely the best. I make mine with 2 parts cheddar and 1 part pepperjack. I add a couple dashes of Tabasco Jalepeno sauce. It’s so good, I get recipe requests every time!

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