Sunday, September 03, 2006

Reason #437 Why It’s Good to be Back in the South

Pimento cheese.

I love pimento cheese. Actually, I love my grandmother’s pimento cheese. Store-bought pimento cheese will do in a pinch.

When I first moved to Boston I got a hankering for some pimento cheese. I couldn’t find it in the grocery store, and when I asked an employee where they kept it, he looked at me like I’d asked him where they kept the goats.

Needless to say, I haven’t been able to find pimento cheese in the grocery store for almost ten years.

Until now.

And there’s a selection. There were at least five different brands in the store yesterday. I was overcome, but I’m trying to pace myself. One brand at a time, at least until I can get to my grandmother’s house and get a good fix.

I love the south.


Darby said...

I don't think I have ever heard of it! I guess I am too much of a Yankee. :) I'll have to look for it here in Louisiana.

Jennifer said...

My dad was a true Southern boy, and he loved pimiento cheese.

MontanaDave said...

I'm pretty sure Nebraska is north of the Mason-Dixon Line, but we had that, if we're thinking of the same thing. Is it a spreadable cheese product that comes in a small glass jar?

Mary Beth said...


It is a spreadable cheese product, but I've only seen it in plastic containers. The one in my refrigerator now is called Pimento Spread. It could be one and the same!

Jennifer said...

Yankees! Putting pimiento cheese in a glass jar. :p