We have been going to the beach with all of my family for about 14 yrs. We have been making this Pimento Cheese for 14 years, and we just love it. A dear family member, Mellie, shared her version with me years ago.
This is one of the recipes that I feel isn't exact. Some like it creamier, some like it saltier - make it according to taste and enjoy tasting it til you get it perfect! I often make a smaller amount too - maybe two pounds of cheese - one of American and one of sharp Cheddar and add ingredients accordingly.
1 lb shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 lb shredded American cheese
1 large jar chopped pimento ( or two small - I like to drain)
sweet pickle relish to taste (add slowly)
salt/pepper to taste
1 small jar Miracle Whip (start with 1 cup)
enough light mayo to reach desired consistency (add slowly so not to "Mayonnaisy"
Mix together and refrigerate. Enjoy on favorite crackers,bread or wrap!