Peggy's Southern Style Home-Made Pimento Cheese

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Spreads
Cuisine Southern
Servings 20 servings


  • ½ lb Kraft's medium cheddar cheese
  • ½ lb Kraft's mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups Duke's mayonnaise
  • 4 oz Dromedary diced pimientos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp course ground pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt


  • Grate cheese into a large bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise and mix well.
  • Add salt, pepper and garlic, mix well.
  • Add pimientos with juice and mix well.
  • 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.


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

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