Yesterday, we had a little Kentucky Derby party at our house. Being that it’s a very southern thing, I thought the menu should follow suit. I’m a California native, but I was born into a family with southern roots. I grew up eating the jarred pimento cheese. You know the kind where you have a lovely drinking glass after you eat all the cheese? Well I thought I would get a little more authentic and make the pimento cheese from scratch. It was totally worth the effort! We have a new family favorite!!!
This definitely can’t be defined as a healthy food, but once in a while its OK to splurge, right?!? Anyway, it’s delicious and would be a great dip/spread to add to any party.
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
1 – 4 oz jar of diced pimentos
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 plus tsp cayenne pepper (Add more if you want it spicier)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt to taste
Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. I made mine a day ahead and it definitely tasted better the second day. Feel free to play with the spice amounts to get a flavor you enjoy.
Remember: Taste as you cook!