Pimento Cheese

Kith & Kin • Chicago

The largely Southern-born kitchen crew at Kith & Kin love this tangy, creamy Southern spread. It's great on crackers or sandwiched between slices of soft white bread for a delectable lunch.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups

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  • 1/2 pound extra-sharp yellow cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 1/4 cup diced jarred roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • Salt
  • Tabasco
  • Crackers, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cheddar with the roasted peppers, shallots, mayonnaise and buttermilk. Season with salt and Tabasco. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and pulse 2 or 3 times, just until the cheese is finely chopped but not creamy. Transfer the Pimento Cheese to a bowl and serve with crackers.

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