Recipe courtesy of The Root Cafe

The Root Cafe Pimiento Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 quarts
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3/4 pound yellow Cheddar

3/4 pound pepper jack cheese 

2 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup garlic mayonnaise 

1/3 cup chopped roasted red pepper

2 tablespoons sriracha 

1 tablespoon sambal oelek

1 tablespoon sugar 

1 teaspoon ground smoked marconi peppers or other smoked dried sweet pepper 

Scant 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 bunch fresh parsley, stemmed and chopped 


  1. Grate cheeses by hand or by using the grating disc of your food processor, then put into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, red pepper, sriracha, sambal, sugar, smoked pepper, salt and parsley to the bowl. Beat with the paddle attachment until cream cheese is fully incorporated and texture is uniform.