This foolproof recipe for classic pimiento cheese comes from Damaris Phillip's cookbook Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy: Down Home Classics for Vegetarians (and the Meat Eaters Who Love Them). The mainstay Southern cheese spread makes for an excellent appetizer served with crackers, and is equally delicious in recipes like this Pimiento Cheese Roasted Chicken.
Beat together cream cheese and mayonnaise with an electric mixer at medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add cheddar cheese, and beat until combined.
Stir in the pimientos by hand. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill up to 1 week.