Why You Might See Pimento Cheese in the Hudson Valley
This is the only weekend of the year when Pimento cheese is in fashion in the Hudson Valley, all over the United States, and maybe even the world. Why? Because the Pimento Cheese sandwich is the official food of the Master Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA. and all eyes are on Augusta and Tiger thru Sunday.
Before you laugh take a moment and think about events that have a signature food. There are many events that have a signature food or drink. Take the Kentucky Derby for example it has the Mint Julip. According to The Post Game, there are also Gilroy Garlic Fires at AT&T Stadium in San Francisco or Dodge dogs in LA.
What is Pimento Cheese in Hudson Valley, NY?
So what is Pimento cheese? That is probably where we should start. The exact recipe that is used in the Master's sandwiches is apparently a closely guarded secret but a few have attempted to duplicate it. Butter-n-Thyme seems to think they have it down.
Recommended Pimento Cheese Recipe for the Hudson Valley, NY
All you will need is all these cheeses and of course Pimentos, yes those red things in the center of an olive.
Plus these add two other ingredients, chives, and chipotle peppers
We have included their recipe video for you in case you want to attempt your own version they did leave out an important item in their introduction and that would be the mayo which of course they used Helman's but some folks say true Pimento Cheese is made with Duke's mayonnaise.
Easy Pimento Cheese Recipe for the Hudson Valley, NY
If you don't want to make your own no worries there is bound to be a Hudson Valley cheese stop that either sells it or is willing to mix you up a batch.
2020 Masters was interrupted by COVID