• Matt Hulsman
  • July 2, 2013

Southern Pimento Cheese

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


Susan Aldridge

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.

See the other recipes from Southern Delights that appeared originally with this one:
Old-fashioned Potato Salad
Martha’s Favorite Brownies
Vanilla Pecan Wafers

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