Pimento Cheese

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Pimento Cheese

1 pound cheddar cheese*

1 4-ounce jar pimentos, drained well

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon white pepper (if you don't have white pepper, double the cayenne) 

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


Shred cheese* then add to a large mixing bowl; set aside. Combine mayonnaise, salt, cayenne pepper, white pepper, onion powder and garlic then mix well. Add mayo mixture and drained pimentos to shredded cheese and stir until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Add more mayo if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


*I usually use medium cheddar but if you prefer sharp, rock it out :) I've also used half swiss and half cheddar and absolutely love the combination. Do NOT use pre-shredded cheese to make pimento cheese. Just trust me on this.