Monday, March 3, 2014

Pâté of the South: Pimiento Cheese Spread

Pimiento Cheese Spread

Pâté of the South is what this delicious Pimiento Cheese Spread is often called.   You can find it in grocery stores or you can make it yourself.  I like making my own.  It is very simple to make and requires little time.  Two different types of cheese are used, extra-sharp Cheddar, and sharp cheddar.  I used Cracker Barrel brand cheese when I make my spread.  I love the flavor this brand of  cheese has.

Another important ingredient used is mayonnaise.  It is advised that you use a high quality mayonnaise.  To begin making this spread you combine the mayonnaise, diced pimiento, Worcestershire sauce, the onion, and the red pepper in a bowl.  Next you stir in the cheese.  That's it.  Your spread is ready to eat.

Do not be fooled, this spread is not just for sandwiches.  You can use it to stuff celery, on burgers, eggs biscuits,  scones, dip, cookies, rolls, and deviled eggs.  The possibilities are endless -  just use your imagination.

Basic Pimiento Cheese Spread
From Southern Living Magazine

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. finely grated onion
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
1 (8-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.


  1. It must be very tasty, Geraldine.

  2. I LOVE making homemade Pimento Cheese Spread, Geraldine! It is so much better than the stuff in the stores and whips up in a jiffy! Thanks the reminder:)