Say it with me… bacon jalapeno pimento cheese. This is one of the most epic pimento cheese recipes you’ll find, and it’s packed with so much flavor! I used some nicer cheese for this recipe and even pickled some of my own jalapenos. Add in bacon and the best herb and spice blend known to man, and you have some Dan Good pimento cheese.
If there’s one thing to splurge on in this recipe, it’s good cheese. Most pre-shredded cheeses have anti-caking chemicals and just lack the flavor of good cheese. So get you a nice block of orange cheddar and white cheddar cheeses. They don’t really make fancy cream cheese, but if they do… get that! For your cream, a mix of sour cream and mayo will do.
A good pimento cheese recipe is all about the pimentos, but I like a little kick. So I do a very simple homemade pickled jalapeno when I make mine. And of course, a bit of bacon never hurts! A lot of folks who make pimento cheese will use a food processor, but not me. I like it chunky and made with love! You don’t have to pickle your own jalapeno, but you’d be a lot cooler if you did.
This cheese can last 3-4 days in the fridge, and the recipe makes a small gathering’s worth for snacking, or several pimento cheese sandwiches. Serve this pimento cheese on crackers, or make something epic like this pimento cheeseburger. Enjoy!