8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
8 ounces Vermont Cheddar cheese, grated
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
10 drops Texas Pete (or Tabasco)
ΒΌ 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.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.