Pimento cheese spread is in my opinion one of those dishes that is truly unique to the South. In fact before moving to the South I had never heard of pimento cheese. The first time was in a tiny bistro style restaurant tucked in between antique stores in historic downtown Roswell GA. Their menu was full of southern classics: fried green tomato po’boys, chicken and collard greens, pecan pie, peach cobbler, and a pimento grilled cheese sandwich. I knew everything on the menu except the pimento cheese – which was like waving a red flag at me. I had to order it. It was creamy, sharp, a little bit salty, all with a touch of heat. It was delicious!
I have tried a number of different recipes for this Southern classic over the years, and I have of course developed my own recipe for it! What makes this recipe different from all the other recipes out there is that I use fresh jalapeños, garlic, fresh chives, and fire-roasted red peppers. …but the top secret ingredient is the extra-hot horseradish. IT is amazing!
There is no such thing as a bad grilled cheese sandwich. It’s pure yummy goodness any time of the day or night!! The South knows comfort food!
Enjoy some gooey goodness today!