The Best Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is a Southern classic, and is famously featured at the Masters Tournament each year at Augusta National as a signature spread on sandwiches. I like it a little extra spicy and my favorite way to serve it is on crackers with a pickled jalapeño on top!

The Best Pimento Cheese


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 4 ounces diced pimentos, drained

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Combine both the cheeses and mayo in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until combined. Fold in the pimentos and spices with a rubber spatula and mix until thoroughly combined. Adjust spiciness to your taste. Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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