A Southern favorite. We love this spread hot and spicy, so adjust the heat by using more or less jalapenos. This cheese spread is great on celery and with other sliced, fresh vegetables, with gluten-free crackers or spread on top of a grassfed beef burger. It also makes a delicious sandwich. Southern Style Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
Ingredients: 1 cup freshly shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese (use the block cheese and shred it, not the already shredded cheese, it makes a difference in the texture) 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup olive oil blend mayonnaise 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 cup diced jalapenos, thoroughly drained (in the jar- these have a great flavor and softer texture than fresh) 1 (4 oz) jar diced pimento, drained well sea salt and pepper to taste Directions: Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, in the bowl of an electric mixer and blend at medium speed until well combined. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Store leftover spread in a sealed container in the refrigerator.