Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

Ingredients :

  1. 1⁄2 pound extra-sharp white Vermont cheddar cheese
  2. 1⁄2 pound extra-sharp New York State cheddar cheese
  3. One 7-ounce jar pimentos, drained
  4. 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Cayenne pepper to taste
  7. 2⁄3 cup mayonnaise
Pimento Cheese Spread

Instructions :

  1. Finely grate the two cheeses into a mixing bowl. On a plate, mash the pimentos well with a fork till they’re very pulpy. Add them to the cheeses along with the pepper, salt, and cayenne, and mix till well blended. Using a fork, fold in the mayonnaise and mash till the spread is smooth, adding a little more mayonnaise if it appears too dry.
  2. Scrape the spread into a jar or crock, cover well, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving with crackers or using to make pimento cheese finger sandwiches. Keeps up to 1 week tightly covered in the refrigerator.
  Contrary to what most people think, the large, red, heart-shaped pimento pepper that plays such an important role in Southern cooking is not the same as its humbler cousin, the red bell pepper. (Pimentos are indigenous to the Americas and were taken back to Spain by Columbus.) Today, virtually all pimentos are canned in the states of Georgia and Tennessee, making them available nationwide.
Resource : The Glory of southern cooking 
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