There's hardly a household in the south that doesn't have a jar (or two) of these up in the pantry. You never know when you're going to make deviled eggs or potato salad and if you plan on making a batch of pamenna cheese you will need the whole jar, at least that's the way we always used it. My Grandmother was the maker of the delicacy, but Mom would buy Mrs. Price's at Ralph Browns Grocery. I don't remember a time when it wasn't in the fridge, toward the back next to the small curd cottage cheese. It was a staple. In the summer, I'd come inside from playing and make myself a pamenna cheese sandwich on white bread. It was one of the few meals I ever made for myself. I'd set there with my feet swinging under that old chrome table and taste the deliciousness of the 3 ingredients. It was good!
1 lb. block of extra-sharp cheddar cheese (not the kind that’s already shredded)
1/2 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
1 jar diced pimentos
cayenne pepper to taste, optional
Grate cheese with a grater. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir it up, and enjoy! I recommend eating on saltines, celery, or on plain white bread.