Few foods get peoples’ attention (and steal their hearts) like cheese. Hundreds of varieties of cheese are produced around the globe; there are cheeses made from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk, there are hard cheeses, like pecorino and parmesan, soft cheeses like chèvre, blue cheeses, aged cheeses, plus all kinds of delicious cheese products (cheese curds, cream cheese, and pimiento, to name a few). In our Food & Wine guide to cheese, we share all manner of cheesy recipe, from our favorite mac n’ cheese dishes to gooey grilled cheese sandwiches to the airiest cheese soufflés. Learn how to put together a great cheese course, the best way to make fondue, and get tips for pairing cheese with beer and wine.

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Our 16 Best Pimento Cheese Recipes

Pimento cheese, that beloved Southern staple, is perfect on its own, but it also makes for an excellent addition to other dishes. Here, our best dishes featuring pimento cheese, from pimento quesadillas to squash blossoms with pimento ricotta.

Peaceburg Pimiento Cheese

Skip the classic mass-market cheddar and hit up your local dairy or cheese shop for a nice aged cheddar to take pimiento cheese to the next level. Chef Evan Babb loves the dry, crumbly Peaceburg cheddar from Wright Dairy, which he pairs with quick-roasted bell pepper and smoky chipotle chile powder for an extra kick as part of his Southern Sampler.