Don’t miss this new way to enjoy our original filet. Try the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich, available for a limited time.
It's been a Southern favorite for generations and is now making its way onto the Chick-fil-A menu for the first time. Whether you live in the South or not, we hope you’ll learn a little something about pimento cheese in this fun quiz – and get excited about the new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich.
Most people think of pimento cheese as being a Southern dish. So, you might be surprised to know that the recipe originated in New York, where farmers took soft, unripened cheese and mixed it with pimiento peppers.
The three basic ingredients in a simple pimento cheese recipe usually are cheese, mayonnaise and pimento peppers.
Around the late 1800s, about the same time farmers were using soft cheese in recipes, sweet red peppers called pimientos were being imported to the Americas from Spain.
Pimento cheese is a popular snack in the Philippines, where Filipinos call it “cheese pimiento.”
Sometimes called “caviar of the South”, pimento cheese sandwiches have been served at the Masters, which is held at the Augusta National Golf Club, since the 1940s.