Farmers Market Pimento Cheese Spread

During my last several trips to the Houston, off of Richmond, on Saturday mornings. I have fallen in love with this Pimento cheese spread.  What makes this spread special?  This is a creamy spread that tastes nothing like the grocery store variety that you normally find, this is the kind you want to serve at a party.

Homemade Pimento Cheese

I love this pimento cheese spread, it isn’t orange like you find in a grocery store, it is white and creamy, and packed full of flavor. I have enjoyed this on crackers, or even on an open-faced sandwich lightly toasted in the oven. Fresh ingredients make all of the difference. This sandwich is flavored simply, with red and green onions, and a touch of black pepper.

White cheddar cheese may not be crucial to this, I imagine other cheddars would work well. I have made this Kerry Gold White Cheddar cheese and loved this pimento cheese spread. I hope you enjoy this as well. Now if you can get to the farmers market in Houston, be sure to stop at this lady’s booth, she also has some lovely Meyer Lemon hummus!

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Farmers Market Pimento Cheese Spread

Discovered at a local farmers market this copycat cheese spread is a quick and easy cheese spread to make. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pimiento Cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 423kcal


  • 8 ounces white aged cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon green onions finely diced green tops
  • 2 tablespoons drained pimento pepper slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper


  • In a medium-sized bowl grate cheese, and stir in mayonnaise. Add chopped red onion, chopped green onion tops, and black pepper and stir together well. Drain the pimento pepper slices very well, you do not want them wet with their liquid when you add them to the salad, this will discolor your salad. 
  • Stir in pimento peppers gently. For the best flavor let this rest overnight in your refrigerator before serving. This will last for about 1 week in your refrigerator. You may want to serve this with crackers, bread, or even crisp celery. Other wonderful stops at this farmers market at the local food vendors, there are some incredible taco trucks that stop here in the morning!


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Missing the south

    I moved to New England from Houston and miss this farmer’s market pimento cheese so much. My mother in law gets it for me every time I visit. I was thrilled to find this recipe. Now I can make it and have a little slice of Houston in my home. I added a dash of lemon juice and I roast my own red peppers instead of using jarred pimentos. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Stephanie Manley

      i believe this was some sort of cracker. My guess is those crackers came from costco. Costco and the farmers market go hand in hand for me.

  2. Ramona

    This is almost identical to the recipe for pimento cheese that has been in my family for generations!
    I have a cousin who adds a little shredded dill pickle and diced pecans to it.
    I can’t eat any other pimento cheese. I’ve also tried it with a combination of cheeses for variety.

  3. Fran

    Oh, this looks so good. I wish I could eat it. It will just have to wait a few months. I guess I need to start a “things I want to eat!” list. 🙂

  4. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    This is absolutely fabulous! I took this to a ladies luncheon and they raved about it. Everyone is asking for the recipe! It is so good!

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