We recently had a fun family outing to a Senior PGA Golf Tournament. It is an event that we look forward to each year. One of the interesting food choices at big golf tournaments in the South is pimento cheese sandwiches. The pimento cheese sandwiches at The Masters (in Augusta, Georgia) are legendary. What’s funny is that pimento cheese is soooo very easy! It is absolutely one of my favorite lunches. I eat as a dip, as a sandwich, or on nachos.
Have you tried goat cheese? Do you like it? I tried goat cheese for the first time a couple of years ago and fell in love. To me, it is like a tangy version of cream cheese. Honestly, I like it better than cream cheese. Goat cheese adds more flavor to the final product. We have a local goat cheese creamery that sells everything from lovely plain logs of goat cheese to amazing cheesecake. I keep saying I am going to attempt to make my own goat cheese cheesecake. Have you ever made your own goat cheesecake? Do you have a favorite way to eat goat cheese? I would love for you to share your goat cheese love in the comments.
This pimento cheese is best made using a mixer. The goat cheese can be difficult to mix by hand, and the finished pimento cheese has a better consistency when mixed using a mixer. Goat cheese is drier than cream cheese, so the first step in making this creamy pimento cheese is to whip the goat cheese. Yes, I give you full permission to sing Devo’s Whip It while using the mixer.
Two tips about the pimento cheese. First, you really do need to shred your own block of cheese if at all possible. Pre-shredded cheese is coated with a drying agent so the cheese won’t clump. This no clump cheese will steal from the creaminess of the pimento cheese. Second, even though my pictures of this recipe are on sprouted grain bread (and it’s good) pimento cheese is really good on fluffy white bread. I know that white bread is the devil, but in this case it just tastes soooo good.
Pimento Cheese With Goat Cheese is the perfect pimento cheese sandwich.
- 1/2 cup Goat Cheese
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 1/4 cup Sour Cream
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
- 1/2 cup Diced Pimentos
Whip Goat Cheese for 2 minutes in a mixer. Add Mayo, Sour Cream, Garlic Powder, and Salt and whip for two minutes. Add Shredded Cheddar and Diced Pimentos mix by hand with a spatula until completely blended. It can be served immediately, but it is better if you can refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado are tasty additions to a Pimento Cheese with Goat Cheese sandwich!