I absolutely LOVE pimento cheese. A dip (spread? cheese? lifestyle?) native to the American South, pimento cheese is often given lofty titles like "pâté of the South" or "Carolina caviar". And while the original is comprised of just a few cheap ingredients, I wanted my pimento cheese to reflect the fanciness lent to it by these nicknames. Enter The Truffleist truffle mustard, which takes this already sinfully delicious spread and takes it up a notch! Serve alongside the Truffle Pub Cheese for a great truffle mustard dip duo!
TRUFFLE PIMENTO DIP
2 Tbs pimento peppers, finely chopped (about half of a 4 oz jar)
2 c extra sharp cheddar, grated
2 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp The Truffleist truffle mustard
to taste kosher salt
to taste ground white pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until completely combined, about 2-3 minutes. The more you stir, the more the ingredients will meld together into a spread.
Serve with chips, pretzels and crudités, or spread in on a sandwich.