Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese

You’re going to need to sit down.

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

Because this . . . THIS ^^ might deliciously ruin your life forever. It’s pimento cheese, which is already a problem I desperately need in my situation. But this version has Roth’s JALAPENO HAVARTI in it and I’m sorry but all caps are completely necessary.

Have you ever Havarti’d your pimento cheese? I never had until this. I have another version on my site that has the traditional cheddar in it, with some pepper jack thrown in. But I gotta tell ya, Havarti is a life game changer. And jalapeno Havarti at that. You may now proceed to weep.

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

Super simple sitch! We’ve got cream cheese (just half a block, so life is easy), a bit of mayo, Roth’s jalapeno Havarti, a few hamburger pickles (baby gherkins are totally fine!), a tiny jar of pimentos, one garlic clove, and a splash of jarred jalapeno juice. That’s it, babe.

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

Just dump errrrthang in a food processor. (But grate the Havarti first!)

(Which is probably obvious.)

(I just like to say things.)

(Out loud.)

(Never mind.)

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

After a few pulses, you’ll get this lovely mass o’ bliss. I really love my pimento cheese textured and lumpy but creamy and glorious. But keep on pulsing if you want it smoother and less texture-y. Ya weirdo.

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

And there she is.

I was honestly surprised just how pink the cheese got, using a whiter cheese! Those pimentos mean BUSINESS, man. They know they’re the star and they will not let you forget it.

But the jalapeno Havarti! Ugh, can we just talk about how perfectly creamy it is in this? And the spice isn’t overwhelming at ALL. It’s more like divine flavor essence of the jalapeno variety. Just BEAUTIFUL. And now I must add it to everything in my life.

Serve it with crackers, or as a classic, old-school sandwich! Totally reminds me of when I was a little kid (with no jowls), in the hot, humid summers, visiting my grandparents in south Arkansas. Takes me riiiiight back.

And now I’m about to take this riiiiiight back to my mouth.

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

Summer = pimento cheese. Obviously.

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  • 1/2 block cream cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) block Roth’s Jalapeño Havarti cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
  • 1 (2-oz) jar pimentos
  • 4 Hamburger pickles (or a baby gherkin or two)
  • 1 garlic clove, out of its skin
  • 2 Tbs. jarred jalapeno juice
  • Crackers or bread to serve on


  1. Combine everything (but not the crackers or bread) in a food processor. Pulse until you reach your desired consistency! I like mine textured, but keep pulsing for a smoother feel.
  2. Serve on crackers or bread!
  3. Makes 4 sandwich servings.

Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese / Bev Cooks

How can you not?

(This post is definitely in partnership with Roth Cheese, but all ramblings and Havarti inhalings are totally my own. We coo?)


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9 Responses to Jalapeno Havarti Pimento Cheese

  1. Kate June 7, 2018 at 7:43 am #
    I fear this recipe is going to ruin my life while absolutely completing it at the same time. I'm such a sucker for pimento cheese, and this looks dangerously easy to make. The jalapeño harvarti sounds like a delicious twist!
  2. Katie June 7, 2018 at 8:37 am #
    Ughhh, need this in my life right now. I’ll be daydreaming about a grilled cheese with this...need to make it happen
  3. Reagan June 7, 2018 at 9:46 am #
    Yes...just in time to stuff my face this weekend! This and some Pimms is all I need in life!
  4. Amanda June 7, 2018 at 11:13 am #
    Bev, why would you do this to me?! This looks incredible and I need it Now. I bet it would make a fantastic grilled cheese sandwich.
  5. DeAnna July 14, 2018 at 1:41 pm #
    Just whipped this up on a hot summer afternoon and it is EVERYTHINIG! So good.
    • Bev Weidner July 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm #
      Ahhhhh SO happy to hear that!! Now I need some. Obviously.
  6. Dayna Stretch November 27, 2019 at 8:34 am #
    Thank you for sharing this information, I truly liked your storytelling style.


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