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pimento cheese and cheese spreader in a glass jar

Pimento Cheese

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  • Author: Whip & Wander
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: approx 5 1/4 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Bites
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Pimento Cheese is a southern specialty with a base of cheese, mayo, and pimentos blended together, with additional ingredients added to your taste. I like to give ours a small kick with a tiny bit of cayenne pepper, but if you prefer yours on the mild side, it's super tasty without.


  • 8 oz cream cheese (I like to use this lactose-free version but you don't have to)
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 c diced pimentos
  • 1/4 tsp  sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp  cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp  paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (omit for a milder mix)


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until well-incorporated. I like to leave mine a little chunky, so I am careful not to over-blend.
  2. Store in a covered glass dish in the refrigerator until ready to use. Cheese will soften slightly after a few minutes at room temp, making it perfectly spreadable.


Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 97
  • Sodium: 134 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg