Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Diners, Drive-ins and Dives cookbook. Courtesy of Kenny Church of Beacon Drive-In, Spartanburg, SC.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind up the cheese and pimentos in a food processor until almost smooth, but with some small pieces of pimento visible. Scrape into a bowl and stir in the mayonnaise.
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5 5

Love!!! This is a classic, some people have tried to change this recpie. If it's not broken why fix it. Thanks for posting.....will be making this again.

5 5

This is the Real Deal. Iconic pimento cheese. Ideally served cold approximately 3T between 2 pieces of hot crispy toast. Sliced diagonally. That's it. OK - a side of homemade tomato soup is OK with it. Any recipes that do not embrace the smooth deliciousness of American cheese & mayo do no justice to the the sweet delicate taste of pimento (it's there for more than color). Your ratios are great. We like our cheese in shreds so I very nearly freeze the block & then shred. We also will go for a twist of black pepper on the sandwich but nothing else. Thanks for posting the Real Deal.

5 5

So easy and yummy too! Who knew 3 ingredients would be so yummy? I served on a warm biscuit and it was great, and had the rest with crackers. Thanks! Made for Newest Zaar tag.