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Pimento Cheese

A dish of pimento cheese on a cheese board surrounded by breads, nuts, olives, grapes, etc.

Cook time: No cooking 
Serves: Makes 2 cups

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  • 12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated  
  • 3 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbs full-fat mayonnaise  
  • 4 oz pimentos, drained 
  • ½ tsp grated onion 
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 

Place the cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated onion and cayenne in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until combined and then add the pimentos, continuing to mix until well blended.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the cheese.

Once fully incorporated, transfer to jars and serve or refrigerate for up to one week.

From Season 4, Episode 4