Pimento Cheese Dip

Try this take on the Southern classic by Chef Stephen Barber of Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena.
Photography By Clay McLachlan | June 01, 2014


Yield: Serves 8 as an appetizer.

Place all ingredients in a bowl or a standing mixer. Stir until combined or, using a paddle attachment, mix on medium speed until mixed well. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Serve at room temperature with crackers, flatbreads or tortilla chips.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Stephen Barber

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