Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento cheese dip and crackers being served on a cheese board in a weck jar.
The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, so in preparation we’re making a key Southern staple, pimento cheese dip.  It’s actually pretty simple. One key we found to making the best pimento cheese dip is to grate your own cheese. Do not buy pre-grated cheese! We already tried it and the texture is not the same. We like to use a Microplane or a box grater to grate a block of cheese. Be sure your pimentos are well drained. It’s fine to use pimentos from a jar, but let them drain in a small strainer before adding them to your dip.

Serving pimento cheese dip and crackers with a mint juleps for the Kentucky Derby.
We don’t make pimento cheese dip often, but when we do, we like to keep it in these jars for storage and serving. Not only are they functional but you can serve the dip right out of the jar. We served the it with crackers on this board.  Stay-tuned for our mint julep tomorrow! Subscribe to our emails so you won’t miss it.

GET RECIPE: Modern Mint Julep

Pimento Cheese Dip
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 oz whipped cream cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 oz pimentos, well drained
  1. Combine all, chill, and serve with crackers.

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