Fun Fact– Pimento cheese sandwiches are the signature food of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
Pimento cheese is most well known served in the sandwich form. However, it is also fantastic spread on hamburgers, hotdogs, with crackers or chips. The perfect kind of old fashioned, Southern food, it has notoriety equal to fried green tomatoes and good BBQ. The most simple version consists of sharp cheddar, mayo, pimentos, salt, and pepper. More complex versions include cream cheese, onions, jalapenos, pickles, and *gasp* Miracle Whip. (Please note that including Miracle Whip means you are no longer making pimento cheese.) There are many varieties varying from region to region but this version is full of flavor and easy to make.
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimento, drained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. finely grated onion
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
16 ounces of extra sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.