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Southern-Style Pimento Cheese

A simple cheddar cheese dip served with crackers, vegetables or used as a sandwich spread and t's even terrific on grilled cheese!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Tricia


  • 4 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, lightly packed (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 4-ounce jar diced pimento, drained
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tobasco
  • dash of seasoned salt
  • Fresh ground black pepperserve with crackers or vegetables


  • Shred the cheese on a large box grater and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the drained pimento and set aside.
  • Blend together the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cayenne, Tobasco, pepper and seasoned salt until smooth and creamy. I used a small food processor that came with my stick blender to blend these ingredients. Works great!
  • Add the mayonnaise mixture to the cheese and blend with a spatula until combined.
  • Chill until served.