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Pimento Cheese (Small Home Size) from Tavern & Table’s Chef Ray England

Chef Ray England of Tavern & Table

From Tavern & Table, Chef Ray England's Pimento Cheese (Small Home Size)

Pimento Cheese Recipe Video


  • 12 oz Cream cheese
  • 12 oz Pimento or Piquillo peppers
  • 1/2 Cup Dukes Mayo
  • 1 Lb. Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbl. Hot sauce
  • 1 Tbl. Sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. Aleppo pepper or espelette
  • 2 Tbl. Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Ras el Hanout
  • 1/4 tsp. White or black pepper
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder


  • Temper the cream cheese so that it is at room temperature.
  • Drain off the cans of peppers and reserve juice for home made hot sauce.
  • Rough chop half of the peppers. fine chop the rest into a puree almost
  • Grind spices and add everything to a small mixer and mix with a paddle till smooth.

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