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Pimento Cheese Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 55 minute
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Pimento Cheese is an old Southern favorite. Perfect for sandwiches, as a dip or as a spread on celery sticks. Great for family get together’s of any type. Really easy to make. We’re using Hoop Cheese, another Southern favorite, but regular or sharp cheddar cheese can be used as well.



1 lb. of Hoop Cheese, grated
1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
1 small jar of Pimento’s, drained. (4oz)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Texas Pete Hot Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Sugar – optional
1/2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar – optional.


Remove and discard the red rind from the Hoop Cheese.
Grate the cheese. Place in large mixing bowl.
Drain and discard liquid from the jar of Pimento’s.
Add mayonnaise to the grated cheese.
Add the drained Pimento’s.
Add Worcestershire Sauce
Add Onion Powder.
Add Texas Pete Hot Sauce.
Add Black Pepper.
Stir well. Taste.
Add more seasonings if needed to suit your taste.
Add the sugar if preferred. It’s optional.
Add the Apple Cider Vinegar if preferred. It’s optional.
Mix well. Place in container. Refrigerate overnight to let flavors blend together.


Hoop Cheese is an old Southern favorite, but not easy to find these days. You can easily make this with either regular or sharp cheddar cheese if you can’t find the Hoop Cheese. Make the recipe your own. This is a basic recipe. Adjust the seasonings and spices to suit your taste.

Keywords: southern, pimento cheese, hoop cheese, pimento's, Texas Pete, Worcestershire Sauce, easy, Apple Cider Vinegar, old fashioned