Pimento Cheese Day!

Pimento Cheese Biscuits

Love pimento cheese?

Head out this Saturday, April 9 to The Fresh Market in Cary, to celebrate National Pimento Cheese Day, from noon to 4 p.m.!

Tastings, chef demos, fun facts and more await, and a few foodies could event win prizes through a social media contest dubbed #CheeseTheDay.

Meanwhile, try your hand at these two pimento cheese recipes. Enjoy!

Savory Pimento Cheese Drop Biscuits

Makes 10 – 12 biscuits.

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup whole milk

1/4 cup Dukes Mayonnaise; if using a different brand, omit the 2 teaspoons of sugar.

1 1/2 cups sharp yellow cheddar cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons jarred pimentos, drained and chopped

2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Mist a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and black pepper in a large bowl.

Add milk and mayonnaise until the flour is fully incorporated; stir only until combined. Fold in cheese, pimentos and green onions.

Drop in large mounds (about 2-3 tablespoons each) onto prepared baking sheet, spacing the biscuits at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm, either plain or buttered.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Makes 24 eggs.

12 large eggs

1/2 cup The Fresh Market pimento cheese

1/4 cup Dukes Mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Pickled okra, thinly sliced

Place eggs in a large saucepan and add cool water to cover. Bring just to a boil over high heat. Remove pan from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water. Immediately transfer eggs to the ice water to cool for 5 minutes. Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise.

Spoon yolks into a large bowl and mash with fork tines until smooth. Add pimento cheese, mayonnaise and pepper to the yolks, and mix well. Arrange the whites on a serving dish. Spoon yolk mixture into the whites. Top with a slice of okra.

Cover and refrigerate until lightly chilled before serving.

For more pimento cheese fun and info, see thefreshmarket.com.

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