Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 cups
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1 cup mayonnaise

1 (7-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained and rinsed 

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1 (8-ounce) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups) 

1 (8-ounce) block smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (about 2 cups) 


  1. Stir together the mayonnaise, pimientos, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and cayenne in a large bowl; add the cheeses, stirring until blended. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Cook’s Note

Don't skip the step of rinsing your diced pimiento. Otherwise it will be too salty. For the creamiest pimiento cheese, buy the cheese in blocks and shred by hand.