Fancy Pimento Cheese

I had the best pimento cheese at a resort in North Carolina and replicated it in my kitchen. Tastes great with flatbread crackers, topped with chow chow and a slice of pickled okra! Try it!

Original recipe makes 1 quart


20 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh chives
1/2 cup minced roasted red pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup dill pickle juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (such as Cholula®)
1 pinch ground black pepper

  • PREP

    10 mins


    10 mins


  1. Using the smallest holes of a box grater, grate half the Cheddar cheese. Grate the remaining Cheddar cheese on the next larger size holes.
  2. Stir together the Cheddar cheese, chives, roasted red pepper, cream cheese, pickle juice, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, and black pepper in a bowl until evenly combined.


Calories: 220 kcal
Carbohydrates: 1.3 g
Cholesterol: 48 mg
Fat: 19.7 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 9.6 g
Sodium: 328 mg