Growing up I can remember mom making homemade pimento cheese. She had two different versions. This one used shredded cheese and she always used it for dips and snacks. Mom had a creamier version that we could spread on bread and make more of a sandwich type meal.
Either way you will enjoy making and eat your own homemade pimento Cheese spread.
2 (4 ounce) blocks extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (4 ounce) jars diced pimento drained
2/3 cups mayonnaise
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Using a large bowl, stir together cheese, pimento mayonnaise, paprika, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
Tips: Blend cheese in a food processor to make creamier and add all rest of the ingredients.
Slice a baguette and brush with canola oil. Place on grill for about 1 minute per side. Serve immediately with pimento cheese.