Great Grandma Neva’s Pimento Cheese
Posted on December 20, 2012
Great Grandma Neva’s pimento cheese is somewhat of a tradition in the Hayes House. It was passed down from my dad’s mom, Nana, and now I am happy to be sharing it with you!
This is a super simple and delicious cheese that is perfect for the holidays!! You can roll it in to bite size balls and serve as an appetizer, keep a batch in your fridge for unexpected guests (and yourself, of course :0) …grilled pimento cheese sandwiches- YUM!), OR you can create individual festive jars of cheese and give them away as gifts with crackers and a bottle of wine. Possibilities are endless….
Anyway, here is what you need:
2 lb block of mild cheddar cheese (I used Medium Tillamook)
2 4oz jars of chopped pimentos
1 12oz can of condensed milk
First, grate your cheese using a food processor or a manual grate.
Over a double boiler, bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Add all the cheese and the milk to your upper bowl/pot and stir. If you don’t have a double boiler, check out this link to make your own! http://www.ehow.com/way_5240731_can-substitute-double-boiler_.html
Stir the cheese and milk consistently as it melts together…if you don’t, it will curdle.
As soon as it has melted, transfer the cheese to a bowl and immediately stir in the pimentos (liquid and all).
If you are making individual servings, spoon the cheese into airtight containers/jars, cover and chill.