Our new ‘Charmed – Fiery Pimento Queso’ blend brings the irresistibly savory Southern flavors of pimento cheese together with a bold and spicy twist. Pimento cheese, also known as the ‘Caviar of the South’, is commonly served as a dip or spread that is just as good on a juicy burger as it is served with crackers. Funnily enough, pimento cheese wasn’t always full of southern charm – it was actually invented in New York while the cheese industry was booming and pimento peppers were arriving to the States from Spain.
Originally a spread of cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese mixed with pimentos, its popularity led to further mass production of this blend as well as the production and distribution of pimento peppers out of the South – the spread’s first introduction to Southern hospitality. Now with additions of cheddar, garlic and onion powder and cayenne, this staple Southern spread sees an annual consumer growth rate of 27.79%*, proof that everyone can’t get enough of it! That’s why the bold, cheesy flavors of this blend pair perfectly with the kick of a spicy queso for further dimension that keeps you coming back for more. In fact, Flavor & the Menu says consumers are eager to add pimento cheese to all dishes – southern or not – as condiments, spreads and fillings. As the name suggests, this cheesy blend is a captivating addition to snacks, dips, soups, and more for the perfect flavor punch.
Want to try it for yourself? Request a sample so you can enjoy the following recipes prepared with this blend by our very own LifeSpice chefs.