from scratch pimento cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by squirrel, May 17, 2010.

  1. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi all,

    I am soooo in to making stuff from scratch and being a southern gal I wanted to make some old fashioned pimentio cheese! The peppers were from my last years crop that I smoked and dried. (I reconstituted them in olive oil for a couple of days). I used four different cheeses, two were smoked, 2 were not: (I didn't smoke them, they came that way) - smoked white cheddar, smoked sharp cheddar, dubliner and monteray jack. I made the mayo from scratch, added some vidalia onion and fresh parsley. I then deep fried some tortilla's and chowed down!

    Even my baby girl got in on the action:

    I've been making homemade mozzarella and want to learn to smoke it. MMMmmmm.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Very nice I'm trying to get everything I need to start making cheese. I have a lot of it but still need to make a cheese press
  3. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Squirrel,
    Looks like some really great pimento cheese. My wife also makes it from scratch but yours looks and sounds like it may be a contender. Looks great. I also enjoy the scratch approach.
  4. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks yummy! And I have a cat that looks just like yours.
  5. Wow, that looks real good. Is there anything you don't make from scratch! I noticed in your Brisket post you had some canning jars on the counter. what is in them??
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG does that look like a treat for both you, and the kitty! [​IMG]
  7. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everybody! I like doing things the old fashioned way. BC - all those little jars on my counter (about fifty of them!) are my herbs and spices. Many of which I grow and dry myself. The ones I can't, I order from The Spice House. I like to experiment! It's fun to be retired!
  8. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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