My grandmother has made homemade pimento cheese for almost every family function for as long as I can remember. A few years ago I decided that I wanted to make it so I asked her for the recipe. It is a simple recipe but takes a little work because you HAVE TO SHRED THE CHEESE yourself. It will NOT taste as good if you buy it pre-shredded. Every time I make it, my hands get tired and I think about how amazing my grandmother is for making it. I can’t imagine how much pain her arthritic hands are in when she makes it. That is love!
Here is my grandmother’s recipe for Pimento Cheese. Enjoy!
- 2 cups FRESHLY shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups FRESHLY shredded medium Cheddar cheese
- 1 (4 ounce) jars diced pimento peppers, drained (You CAN use more if you really like pimentos)
- 1/2 (16 ounce) jar Mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl combine cheeses, pimentos, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Add more or less mayonnaise to achieve desired texture. Mix well.