|Trader Joe's Red Leicester Cheese|
As I was checking out at Trader Joe's this afternoon with my cream cheese and roasted red peppers in a jar, the checkout guy asked what I was making. I told him pimento cheese. He asked if I had ever used their Red Leicester cheese. He said it made the best pimento cheese. So I brought some home. Sure enough it makes great pimento cheese and so easy.
Trader Joe's Red Leicester Cheese has a hint of chili and a lot of red bell pepper. The cheese is also somewhat softer than regular cheddar cheese that I normally use for making pimento cheese. I grated a half pound of the Leicester and added about 3 to 4 ounces of cream cheese and blended these in the food processor. I added enough mayonnaise to make it the consistency I like. This was quick, easy and very tasty.
|Grate the Red Leicester Cheese. Notice the red bell pepper is quite abundant.|
|Add the cream cheese and blend in food processor.|
|Add enough mayo for desired consistency.|
I like pimento cheese on Graham Crackers and also on slices of apples. We had these as appetizers before our dinner tonight.
|This is good spread on Graham Crackers.|
|Or on apple slices.|
If you have a Trader Joe's, you might like to try this.