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RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - If you like cheese, you’ll love this recipe.  Local Food Blogger Clare Schapiro shares her easy to make delicious Pimento Cheese Spread. Plus, visit Claire’s blog for the recipe to make the delicious ‘Benne Crackers’ she made to pair with today’s creation!


Pimento Cheese

1/2 pound extra-sharp Vermont cheddar cheese

One 4-ounce jar pimento, drained, and, if you wish, finely chopped

1/2 cup Hellman’s real mayonnaise, or homemade mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

black pepper to taste

Tabasco sauce to taste

Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl.  Add the pimento and mix well.  Add the mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and Tabasco and, using a fork, stir and mash the mixture till blended and almost a chunky paste.

Serve mixture in a bowl with crackers or crostini as a canape.