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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Mary Ann's Pimiento Cheese

Apple cider vinegar and dry mustard combine with white Cheddar cheese to give Mary Ann's Pimiento Cheese its zesty flavor.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2012

  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 (4-oz.) jars diced pimiento, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups freshly grated white Cheddar cheese (1 1/4 lb.)
  • Garnish: sliced green onions


Stir together mayonnaise, diced pimiento, 1/4 cup sliced green onions, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery seeds, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir in Cheddar cheese until well blended. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours. Garnish, if desired.


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