Classic Pimento Cheese
Serves: 3 cups
  • ½ lb extra-sharp white cheddar
  • ½ lb extra-sharp (yellow) cheddar
  • 1 (7-oz) jar pimentos, drained and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • cayenne to taste
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  1. Finely grate cheeses into a large bowl. Stir in pimentos, black pepper, cayenne, and salt with a fork. Stir in mayonnaise, mashing mixture with fork until relatively smooth.
  2. Scoop rounded teaspoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze for at least two hours, or overnight.
*If just making as a spread, refrigerate after mixing in mayo for at least two hours to allow flavor to develop.
Recipe by My Modern Cookery at