Pimento Cheese

This is Moms (& Pops).

Moms makes the best pimento cheese out there. Ever since I can remember, Moms made her pimento cheese during the summer. Mmm… My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Now that I’m married and am a little homemaker, I wanted to learn to make it! Plus, it is my father-in-law’s favorite! 😉

I called Moms and asked her for her recipe. And to my surprise, there was none! She just makes it and tastes it along the way. So, I asked if she wouldn’t mind coming over and making it in front of me. I ended up figuring out the recipe while watching the master at the craft. 🙂 Here’s all you need.

Here is the family heirloom. It’s secret…so don’t tell anyone, okay?

Moms’ Pimento Cheese


  • 1 1/5 pounds of Publix Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 7 ounce jar of diced pimentos
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • dash or two of cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 5-6 ounces Kraft mayonnaise with olive oil
  • optional: lemon juice and/or Worcestershire sauce for different flavor notes


  1. Shred the sharp cheddar cheese.
  2. In a mixer, combine all of the ingredients, including the juice from the pimento jar.
  3. Blend until completely mixed and add moisture, if needed, (mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcesterhire) until it’s a spreadable texture.



  • Set out the amount of pimento cheese you want to use on your sandwich until it’s about room temperature, to make it easier to spread.
  • Store in a air tight container for up to 3/4 weeks (although I don’t think  it’ll last that long…at least not in our house). 🙂


  1. I am the Father-In-Law. It is role in my life that has been the most delightful surprise that I could never have dreamed. I heart pimento cheese. I know this beautiful pate of the south. And this recipe creates manta from heaven. With the last 2 dollops of your pimento cheese, I placed it over crabcakes cooking in the skillet as a topping. And wow is all I can say.. Wow. The pimento cheese is awesome. Thank you Caroline. Thank you Moms.

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