Are you looking for the best pimento cheese you can get your hands on? How about ridiculously good cheese from farm-fresh milk at our family-run farm?
Redhead Creamery makes all kinds of award-winning cheeses, but pimento cheese is one of our most popular items in our farm cheese shop. It's a special addition to our collection and we love it when customers discover its unique flavor and texture. Here's what to know about pimento cheese and how to best enjoy it for yourself.
What Makes Pimento Cheese So Special?
All of the pimento cheese out there follows a similar recipe, but Redhead Creamery's variety blends a combination of farm-fresh young cheddar, mayo, cream cheese, Lil Mama's sweet peppers and chipolte. The results are a delicious addition to any warm-weather festivity, but it also adds some heat to those brisk days when you want to curl up by the fire.
What Pairs Best with Pimento Cheese?
One of the best things about pimento cheese is how versatile it is. It pairs with a wide variety of dishes that range from classic pantry staples to more interesting side dishes. Here are a few ideas to try with your next order of Redhead Creamery's pimento cheese:
- Fried green tomatoes
- Deviled Eggs
- Cheese grits
- Grilled-cheese sandwiches
- Cheese biscuits
- Fresh bread
- Classic chef salad
The challenge isn't what to put pimento cheese on; it's how to stop yourself from eating an entire container in one sitting! Our shop also offers tasty treats and crackers to make the most of your pimento cheese. Try our Firehook Crackers or Potter's Crisps. We also offer Cult Crackers Gluten-Free Crackers with good-for-you ingredients that are packed with flavor and crunch.
How to Store Pimento Cheese
Pimento cheese can generally last in your fridge for up to two weeks (some cheese lovers will say you can push it even further), but it tastes its freshest within a week. Once opened, keep it in your Redhead Creamery container or an airtight container. The good news is you'll be hard-pressed to put your pimento cheese down and want to eat it all within days.
Turn Pimento Cheese Into a Gift
Pimento cheese is a colorful cheese that delights everyone who opens up one of our containers. To turn it into a gift, the first step is to grab some pimento cheese and one of our branded Redhead Creamery wooden gift boxes. Next, load it up with some of our crackers, snacks, or treats from our shop, like our Paul and Pippa Traditional Crackers for Cheese and Lowry Hill Provisions Salami.
Our hand-stamped spreader knives are also a thoughtful touch, along with our Wildly Delicious Ceramic Square Dish. If you feel like your gift is missing something, add one of our Redhead Creamery gift cards to empower the cheese lover in your life.
Check out our entire collection of snacks, spreads, and food here.
Isn't Pimento Cheese a Southern Staple?
Pimento cheese originated in the southern United States as a beloved regional snack. There are some parts of the South where pimento cheese is a popular staple listed on every menu with all kinds of infused twists. But the real frenzy around pimento cheese grew during the mid-20th century, when more homes and restaurants across the country started experimenting.
It's not necessarily about which region to source your favorite pimento cheese; it's about where and how it's made. Redhead Creamery is situated on the family-owned and run Jer-Lindy Farms, where our 200 Holstein cows supply fresh milk that's poured fresh into our milking room. From there, we craft all of our cheeses to taste ridiculously good, so every product you try is fresh, carefully crafted, and something you want to eat again and again.
Ready to buy pimento cheese as your new go-to treat, side dish, or snack? Redhead Creamery makes a wide variety of cheeses on our family-owned and run Jer-Lindy farms with fresh milk that pours straight into our creamery's milking room. Everything is packed fresh and shipped with reusable cold packs and the highest industry standards to get your cheese safely to your door. Try it for yourself by browsing all of our cheeses for sale here.