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Inspired by a recipe first published in the September 2009 edition of Food & Wine Magazine. This is a classic Southern style cheese spread with a twist. The addition of goat cheese gives it a kick and an update.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 8
  • 1 Cup Packed Medium Cheddar Cheese, Finely Shredded
  • 1 Cup (8 Oz.) Goat Cheese, Softened at Room Temperature
  • 2 Scallions, Finely Minced
  • ¼ Cup Drained, Jarred Pimentos (Roasted Red Bell Peppers), Finely Diced
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Tabasco
  • Kosher Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper to Taste
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl add cheddar cheese, goat cheese, scallions, pimentos, mayonnaise, onion powder and tabasco. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, combine ingredients until blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish the spread with minced scallions. Serve with raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, radishes or with fresh or toasted french bread.
Can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Recipe by After Orange County at http://afterorangecounty.com/2014/04/14/pimento-goat-cheese-dip/