Debb's Pimento Cheese


The concept of "retro" food has become increasingly popular in wine country in recent years,  We came across an old favorite from "back in the day" at a restaurant.  Debb was inspired to recreate this classic which frequently graced her mother's table.

Category : Casual Entertaining



3 ounces pimentos

3-1/2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar cheese

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon grated yellow onions

2-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

3/8 teaspoon salt

3/8 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce




Drain the pimentos and chop. Pat dry with paper towels, removing as much liquid as possible. In the bowl of a food processor, add the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice, onions, Worcestershire, salt, mustard, and Tabasco. Pulse until a smooth and creamy mixture is formed. Add the pimentos and pulse until blended.

Place the mixture in a bowl.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator until the mixture is firm, about 3 hours.


Serve with crackers.  

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