Pimento Cheese

Whoa - you may be looking out for our Meal Plan Monday post and finding a pimento cheese recipe. Have no fear! We were detained over the weekend and are doubling up on Meal Plan Monday next week. In the meantime enjoy this pimento cheese recipe and we promise it is worth a Meal Plan Monday absence.

This recipe was shared with me by Christine and originates from a family that she babysat for! We promise this recipe is worth the hassle of grating cheese. We've made it on two different occasions in the past few months and it's always well received.

Pimento Cheese
Makes about 4 cups
1 and ½ cups of Duke's mayo
4 ounces of fine diced pimento
1 teaspoon of Worstershire sauce (I did a little more than this and the onion below)
1 teaspoon of finely grated onion
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 lb sharp cheddar

Gently combine everything but the cheddar. Then grate the cheddar, half of it on the fine grate panel and half of it on the course grate panel (the finely grated cheese will meld into the mixture, the coarsely grated cheese will add texture to the spread). Note - use a very sharp cheese, one that crumbles easily, has a dry texture.
Combine cheese with mixture and let rest for at least four hours.

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