Drew's Homemade Pimiento Cheese
Recipe submitted by Garvey
This is the best I've ever had. My mother found it years ago on food.com, and it's the gold standard. You'll never buy pimiento cheese again! If you want a milder version, omit the cayenne pepper.
Drew's Homemade Pimento Cheese
Total Time: 10 minutes
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1⁄4-1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (I use 1/4 cup)
1 (4 ounce) jar chopped pimiento drained
1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar
Chop pimientos into small pieces, or pulse in a food processor.
In small bowl, stir all ingredients until well mixed.
OR put all ingredients into a food processor, and pulse until well-blended and pimientos are in small pieces.
Serve on crackers, with celery, or make pimiento cheese sandwiches!
NOTE: Using 1/4 cup mayonnaise makes a rather stiff spread which we like. You may prefer to add up to 1/2 cup mayonnaise to get the spreading consistency you like.