Here's the secret to nice pimiento-cheese texture: Grate the cheese by hand, half on the large holes of a box grater and half on the small holes. Choose an aged sharp Cheddar cheese for extra bite. Chopped chives and Dijon mustard add piquant punch in place of grated onion.
1 (12-oz.) block aged sharp white Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh chives
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Grate half of cheese using the large holes of a box grater; grate remaining half of cheese using the small holes of box grater. Stir together mayonnaise and next 6 ingredients. Stir in Cheddar cheese until well blended. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 3 days.
I've made this recipe a few times now and I love it! The flavor is so jazzy! I grow my own chives, so I always snip them fresh! I like to add a little extra Worcestershire sauce and some of the pimiento juice for even more flavor (careful not to make it too wet). This pimiento cheese is great as a sandwich on bread or as a snack/appetizer on crackers. It tastes even better the longer the flavors mingle!