Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese - a quintessential of Southern food; primarily a blend of sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and sweet spicy pimento peppers. Creamy, slightly sweet and slightly sharp. An addictive appetizer that perfectly goes with crackers, veggies, sandwiches and burgers!

Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup gouda (sub with cheddar cheese )
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ jalapenos pepper ,seeded , diced (adjust to taste )
  • 4 ounces diced pimentos, , drained
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce , optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. Bring cream cheese to room temperature before proceeding.

  2. Then add cream cheese, cheddar and gouda cheese , mayonnaise, garlic,  onion powder ,  cayenne pepper , jalapeños , pimentos and hot sauce to a large bowl.

  3. Thoroughly  mix - use mixer, if possible, this with ensure that the mixture is fully combined.

  4.  if desired. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.