• 10 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese , freshly grated
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened well
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos , with juice
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced (approximate, adjust to your liking)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 -4 drops hot sauce
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 Mix all ingredients very well. Note: For the best flavor, grate the cheddar just before you make the recipe. Store pimento cheese in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • 2 To make this into a hot dip, simply heat in a crock pot until bubbly.