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Ricotta Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


Yield Makes about 1 1/2 cups
A trio of cheeses—ricotta, sharp Cheddar, and pepper Jack—make up Ricotta Pimiento Cheese. Serve Ricotta Pimiento Cheese as an appetizer over Cornmeal Tarts, crackers, or vegggies.


  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon drained diced pimiento
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Stir together pepper Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese, mayonnaise, pimiento, ground black pepper, salt, and ground red pepper in a small bowl. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.