Dairy Farmers of Canada

Pimiento Cheese

A spicy cheese spread to serve on crackers as an hors-d'oeuvre or a midday snack.

  • Prep: 15 min
Yields 4 - 6 Servings
pimiento cheese


  • 4 oz (120 g) Canadian cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 to 1 canned chipotle peppers seeds removed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 green onion minced
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Canadian Cheddar grated
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In a small food processor or using an immersion blender, mix thecream cheese with the mayonnaise, peppers and mustard. Transfer to a bowl and add the green onion and cheese. Chill until serving.


Removing the seeds from the peppers makes them less spicy. Use as much or as little as you like.

Serve on crackers or celery stalks.

Replace the chipotle peppers with another type of fresh, marinated or dried pepper.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 177 Calories
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 1 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 0.2 g
Sodium: 271 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 16 % / 175 mg
Phosphorus: 10 %
Vitamin A: 10 %
Vitamin B12: 11 %
Zinc: 8 %