Southern Pimento Cheese

In my opinion, just about every recipe needs Old Bay seasoning. It’s what makes this southern pimento cheese something different, something special. I knew exactly where this yummy mixture was heading the moment I spied the recipe. I was going to pile it up high on a slice of grilled bologna. The perfect topping for the perfect sandwich. I could’ve used it as a dip. Or inside an omelet. Or really, I could just sit down with a spoon and a bowl of southern pimento cheese (ok, that might be a stretch, but not much of one).

Southern Pimento Cheese

Shred Your Own Cheese

Whenever making a dish like this southern pimento cheese I always shred the cheese by hand. I buy a big ole block of cheese and put some muscle into a shredder. The pre-shredded stuff has things added to it to keep it from sticking together. You don’t want that in your pimento cheese. So do it by hand like I do.

Update: Oh my goodness! No more hard work shredding my cheese! I love this shredder! It’s one of the best kitchen gadgets I’ve ever purchased.

Southern Pimento Cheese
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Southern Pimento Cheese

I knew exactly where this yummy mixture was heading the moment I spied the recipe: piled up high on a slice of grilled bologna, toping off the perfect sandwich. 
Course Main or Side
Cuisine American
Keyword pimento cheese, pimiento cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 262kcal



  • Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 892IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.