Southern Pimento Cheese

With ample seasonings and simply a touch kick, creamy Southern pimento cheese is nice with everything from round the bend or burgers to crab cakes or grits! This cheese unfold conjointly makes a good cold party course dip that doesn’t need the kitchen appliance.

When my oldsters were newlyweds, they determined they wished to maneuver from Michigan to the geographical region. They marked a bunch of cities on a map and took a road trip, stopping in all to urge a pity town. 

Southern Pimento Cheese
Southern Pimento Cheese

Basically, pimento cheese is cut cheese with pimentos (yes, just like the very little red things within the middle of your inexperienced olives), seasonings, and one thing further to create it into a creamy unfold – typically some combination of cheese, mayo, and soured cream. 

Some individuals use roast red peppers, however pimentos truly begin their lives as sweeter cherry peppers instead of bell peppers, thus you’re not obtaining precisely the same factor.

Southern Pimento Cheese


  • 4 oz jar of pimentos drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pepper blend (I use Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

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