Monday, August 2, 2021

Am I Blue Pimiento Cheese

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I LOVE pimiento cheese. I try to make a batch up every week so that I always have some at the ready in the fridge. It has more uses than you can probably imagine. It is excellent as a spread all on its own, is wonderful when used to fill celery, is a great spread with apples, makes an excellent topping for a burger, is fabulous when added to mac & cheese, I could go on and on. I’ve even made bread out of it. One thing that I hadn’t tried — I know this is sacrilege to the purists — was to add a blue vein cheese. So today when I was mixing up my batch of the week, I decided to add some blue cheese crumbles. Winner! It provides enough pungent bite to make you wonder what makes it special, while managing to remain true to the original.

 Am I Blue Pimiento Cheese

2 oz. (or more, if you dare) (2 T.) blue cheese crumbles
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
½ c. chopped Melissa’s Fire Roasted Red Peppers
1/3 c. Duke’s mayonnaise
¼ t. garlic powder
¼ t. onion powder
¼ t. smoked paprika
¼ t. Old Bay seasoning
Pinch cayenne

Place all ingredients into a medium to large bowl, and beat until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate for an hour or two prior to serving to allow flavors to meld.


 


6 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

It sounds and looks incredible and I do love the add of blue cheese crumbles.

judee said...

What incredible flavors . It sounds amazing

Alycia Nichols said...

This sounds really good for football season. I’m always on the hunt for tasty game time treats besides the usual fare. I LOVE bleu cheese, so I’m sure this will suit my palate just fine!😋

Rustown Mom said...

It sounds like it is tailor-made to go with crackers and a nice bold red wine. Cheers! Maybe I should add this to my grocery list next week.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Pattie you and I are kitchen soul mates, I adore pimiento cheese and bleu cheese, I can't wait to try them together!
Jenna

Linda said...

What a fine idea you had Pattie. In the past, my Mom would have scarfed this down while I turned my nose up, and now I'd scarf right along with her!