RECIPE | Taste5 Spicy Pimento Cheese

Taste5 Spicy Pimento Cheese
We love this completely cheesy, umami-rich recipe on crackers, as a dip with crudité and especially in a grilled-cheese sandwich with bacon! Our Taste5 Twist is a "lightened-up" version of Stinky Bklyn's signature pimento cheese, a wonderful cheese shop located in Brooklyn.

"The caviar of the American South!" The simply delicious mixture of shredded cheddar, diced pimento peppers and mayonnaise is the stuff of everyday Southern life and a widely loved American classic. No matter where their first taste came from the local grocer or grandma’s kitchen, most Southerners are attached to their ’menta cheese memories and family recipe.



4 oz pimentos, drained and chopped
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon Taste5 Original Umami paste
1 tablespoon Sriracha chilli sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces neufchâtel cheese
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup pickled jalapeños, chopped
2.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Combine the neufchâtal cheese, yogurt, Taste #5 Umami Bomb, Sriracha, garlic powder, and celery seed.

Mix in the pickled jalapenos, pimento peppers and grated Cheddar.

Taste and add more yogurt, if necessary.

Chill before serving.


This Taste5 Twist makes the best ever grilled cheese sandwich, especially with a slice of smoked bacon or thinly shaved smoked ham.