• Photography by Matt Hulsman
  • July 2, 2013

Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect Southern pimento cheese recipe? Try this one from the Southern Delights cookbook.


Pimento Cheese

  • 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces Vermont Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 drops Texas Pete (or Tabasco)
  • ¼ teaspoon Spice Island Beau Monde seasoning
  • White vinegar
  • 7-ounce jar chopped red pimientos
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor. Start with 1 teaspoon vinegar, add up to 1 tablespoon, to taste. Use pimento juice to soften mixture. Enjoy your Southern pimento cheese.

Order a copy

To purchase Southern Delights, send a check or money order for $19.50, plus $5 shipping and handling per book, to Martha E. Uzzle, P.O. Box 52013, Durham, N.C. 27717. Or, copies of the cookbook may be purchased at Southern Season in Chapel Hill.

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