Pimento Cheese

Adapted by StarChefs.com
October 2007
Yield: 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

2½ cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated and brought to room temperature
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt
5 or 6 turns freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup homemade mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons roasted red bell pepper, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped

METHOD:

Stir together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until they are well mixed and creamy. Taste carefully for seasoning and adjust as needed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Remove from the refrigerator 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Use as sandwich spread for grilled cheese sandwiches or serve with celery sticks.