White Cheddar & Green Olive Pimento Cheese

If you've been to the south, chances are you've had Pimento Cheese.  I grew up loving pimento cheese sandwiches but it's great on toast, crackers & apples slices too.  If you really want something spectacular, butter up some bread & sandwich this stuff between it for an awesome grilled cheese!  There are all kinds of ways to make pimento cheese.  You can use any kind of cheese you like.  But this is pimento cheese, my way, with my favorites- sharp, white cheddar cheese & pimento stuffed green olives yum, yum, yum!  Add in some crackers & here's a great summer snack or appetizer!  I also made this a low(er) fat version.  Feel free to substitute regular, full fat versions for any of these ingredients. 
8 oz Sharp, White Cheddar Cheese (I used Cabot's New York White Cheddar)
8 oz 50% Reduced Fat White Cheddar (I used Cabot's)
8 oz 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Pimento Stuffed Spanish Green Olives
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Mayonnaise (I use Duke's brand)
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Serving Options:
bread, crackers, apple slices, celery
Shred the cheddar cheeses.  Coarsely chop the green olives.  Combine all the ingredients in a small- medium sized bowl.  Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. 

Note:  This recipe makes quite a bit of Pimento Cheese, you can easily half the recipe for less.  But I recommend making a whole batch, it will keep for a while in the refrigerator! 

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