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.
Most Helpful

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.

Douglas Poe July 22, 2012

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.

Buster's friend December 31, 2011

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.

Sharon123 December 20, 2009