Making Pimento Cheese for an Expat in Italy
When you've got a craving for a region-speicifc food and are very far from said region, creativity is key. Anne Postic did just that when recreating traditional Southern Pimiento Cheese for a friend in Italy. Read on to learn how she did it.
I try to be a good house guest, especially when invited to stay at a friend's country home in Italy for a month, free of charge, with my three children. When my host, originally from South Carolina, expressed her sadness at her inability to find one of our un-official state foods in her new home, you better believe I tried to make it happen. Here's how I made pimiento cheese, from ingredients we found in a regular grocery store in the Italian countryside.
Photo by Anne Postic