Peggy’s Southern Style Home-Made Pimento Cheese

Southern Living calls pimento cheese “the Pâté of The South”. Pimento cheese is such a big part of Southern culture that most Southerners are shocked to learn that folks in other parts of the country have never heard of it.

Southern Style Home-Made Pimento Cheese
Recipe type: Spreads
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 20
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  • ½ lb Kraft's sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ lb Kraft's medium cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups Duke's mayonnaise
  • 4 oz Dromedary diced pimientos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp course ground pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  1. Grate cheese into a large bowl.
  2. Add mayonnaise and mix well.
  3. Add salt, pepper and garlic, mix well.
  4. Add pimientos with juice and mix well.
  5. If the taste is to your liking, you're done. Just put the pimento cheese in the fridge for a few hours or over night. It's a lot better when the flavors have had some time to marry.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp Calories: 311 Fat: 32.0 g Saturated fat: 8.0 g Unsaturated fat: 14.0 g Trans fat: 7.5 g Carbohydrates: 0.3 g Sugar: 0.0 g Sodium: 406.2 mg Fiber: 0.1 g Protein: 7.0 g Cholesterol: 50.0 mg


Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.
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