Pimento Cheese

This was a hit…with everyone!

I would have to say, it was rather addictive. For something so simple, it sure had a wow factor.

I would also have to admit, I had to look up what pimentos actually were after a friend asked me haha. I was like…the red filling in a green olive 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Turns out…

“A pimiento or pimento is any kind of pepper. In some English speaking countries, it is mostly associated with a variety of large, red, heart-shaped chili pepper that measures 3 to 4 in long and 2 to 3 in wide. Pimientos can have various colours including yellow, green, red, and maroon.”

This particular pimento cheese is easy to make…and other than making sure you have the pimentos…pretty basic ingredient list. We used a combination of extra sharp and sharp cheddar cheese, pimentos, small amount of Mayo and cayenne. We are told to trust the small amount of cayenne, because as the spread chills for the 4+ hours, the heat will intensify.

The heat was perfect…just enough to keep you coming back. This was so enjoyed by everyone, I will most certainly make it again!

6 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese

  1. So you’re saying that a pimento is really not the red filling in a green olive??? I actually know what a pimento is when I need to buy a 41/2 ounce in the grocery store. But ask me what a pimento is? I realize I wouldn’t have had an answer except the one you gave. Thank you for the tutorial. My next question, what is the process for sticking the pimento strip so correctly in the pitted green olive?

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