Pimento Cheese Spread Recipe

Pimento cheese spread recipe in wood bowl

This pimento cheese spread recipe is the perfect appetizer to serve on your game-day party buffet.

I teamed up with Frontera wine to bring you this recipe that’s complemented by a glass or two of wine. After all, game day isn’t just for beer lovers! And what’s a more classic combo than cheese and wine?

Pimento cheese is delicious served on crackers, bread, or celery sticks.

Pimento cheese is one of those things where if you ask 20 people for the recipe, you’ll get 20 different recipes. Over the holiday we attended a funeral and a reception afterward where pimento cheese spread was on the table. After trying it I NEEDED the recipe so spoke to one of the ladies in charge. It turns out it was one of those “add a little of this and a little of that” recipes with no specific amounts given. Well I got into my kitchen and using the ingredient list she gave me I created this version.

It doesn’t taste exactly the same as the one from the reception but it’s terrific none the less. One thing to keep in mind is that you HAVE to make it ahead and let it sit in the refrigerator over night so the flavors can fully combine.

Check out more ideas from my Game Day Party, including a delicious and refreshing sangria recipe. 

Pimento cheese spread recipe in wood bowl for football party theme

Pimento Cheese Spread Recipe

  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz aged Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 of a shallot, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped {green part only}
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons diced pimentos
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate over night.

Serve with simple crackers and celery sticks.

I grew up eating pimento cheese spread on top of a stick of celery, and making sandwiches with it as well. This spread can be used for that, plus serve it with crackers for your Big Game Day spread along with a few bottles of Frontera wine. They are a great value for the price which makes serving a crowd much easier.

Frontera has a variety of award-winning wines to choose from whether you love Chardonnay or Malbec.

Pimento cheese spread recipe in wood bowl with wheat thin crackers Pimento cheese spread recipe - perfect for game day, Super Bowl parties, or tailgating.

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  1. Chris,
    Do you know I don’t think I’ve ever had pimento cheese that I can recall. I should definitely make this in a party setting so I can try it. Missed you at Bash this year. It was my first year going, but someone who knows you brought your name up when I said I lived in VA. Small world!!!! Maybe we will cross paths at another function.

      1. I’m in Chesapeake. However, I felt I lived in Richmond for a while. My son played baseball on a regional team there( the Richmond Braves) for 2 years. The commute was brutal on us. If I’m back in that area I would love to meet you. I could learn so much from picking your brain over coffee. HAHAH

        1. I help with Operation Shower when they come to the Tidewater area, although driving to that area makes me bonkers! LOL
          Let me know if you come this way!

  2. Now that our teams are not in the playoffs, I can think about some fun food for the Super Bowl. Your cheese spread looks amazing—I finally had my first taste of pimento cheese last year!

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