Subtitle: “A Flavorful Blend of Goat Cheese and Smoked Cheddar Perfect for Snacking”
- 1 11-ounce log of fresh goat cheese, softened
- 4 oz smoked cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup drained jarred pimientos, coarsely chopped
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish from a jar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Whole radish, for serving
- Celery rib, for serving
Step 1: Create a Flavorful Cheese Blend
In a medium bowl, take your taste buds on a journey by blending the creamy freshness of goat cheese with the smoky richness of shredded cheddar. Add mayonnaise for a luscious texture, chopped pimientos for a pop of color and flavor, thinly sliced scallions, sweet pickle relish for a hint of sweetness, and season with onion powder and a touch of Tabasco sauce to awaken your taste buds. Don’t forget a pinch of salt and a generous grind of black pepper to balance the flavors.
Step 2: Mix to Perfection
With a wooden spoon, gently blend all these savory ingredients together until they harmonize into a delightful pimento cheese dip. The creamy goat cheese combines beautifully with the cheddar, creating a texture that’s both smooth and full of character.
Step 3: Ready to Serve
Transfer your homemade pimento cheese to a serving bowl, where it awaits eager taste testers. This versatile dip pairs perfectly with whole radishes, offering a crisp and refreshing crunch, and celery ribs, adding a satisfyingly crisp bite.
Whether for a casual snack, party appetizer, or a delightful addition to your charcuterie board, this homemade pimento cheese with a twist promises a burst of flavors that will leave everyone coming back for more. Enjoy!