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Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes about 2 cups

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.

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Jazz up your tasebuds!

July 14, 2015
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!

OnACloudyDay's Review

August 10, 2013

stallings06's Review

August 04, 2013