Food & Drink

Vera Stewart’s Pimento Cheese

The cooking show host, cookbook author, and hospitality entrepreneur Vera Stewart shares her grandmother’s pimento cheese recipe

Photo: Peter Frank Edwards

In honor of the upcoming Masters golf tournament, Augusta chef Vera Stewart taught us how to make her grandmother’s pimento cheese on our Instagram page.

Use her recipe to recreate the tournament’s famous pimento cheese sandwich—the next best thing to actually being there.


  • Very Vera Pimento Cheese

    • 1 cup roasted red peppers

    • 1¼ lbs. sharp cheddar cheese, hand-shredded (Stewart prefers Cracker Barrel's)

    • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

    • ½ tsp. Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning

    • 2 cups Duke’s Mayonnaise


  1. Slice the red peppers into ¼-inch strips. Cut the strips on the bias to make small chunks. Pat the red pepper pieces dry.

  2. Combine all the ingredients. Do not overmix.

  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Excerpted from the VERY VERA COOKBOOK: Recipes From My Table by Vera Stewart. Copyright © 2018. All rights reserved. Photography by Peter Frank Edwards.