PIMENTO CHEESE (Adapted from Bobby Flay)

4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
4 ounces Monterey jack cheese, grated
1/4 cup (2 ounces) pimentos (with juice)
1 pickled jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)
1/4 yellow onion, grated
2 TBSP mayonnaise
Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper

Pulse the grated cheeses in a food processor until they’re in small pieces. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and add the pimentos, jalapeños (if using) and onion. Add half the mayo at first, then gradually add more until the desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with crackers, chips and/or crudités.

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