The Most Famous Food Item in Golf

Masters-Pimento-Cheese-Sandwich-1280x857It just wouldn’t be Masters Week if I didn’t say something about the pimento cheese sandwiches at Augusta National Golf Club. A lot of golf clubs have signature food items, but I’m not sure there are any as famous as Augusta’s pimento cheese sandwich. It’s hard to beat the classics and it doesn’t get more classic in the south than a little pimento cheese spread between two slices of white bread. When you’re eating said sandwich on the grounds of Augusta National it takes it to a new level. Not being born a Southerner I was a little suspect of this mystery cheese spread, but once I tried it I never looked back. I love the stuff and even make it at home. No Masters viewing party is complete without a little pimento cheese so I’ve included a simple recipe below to give your Masters weekend a flavor of authenticity. Enjoy and good luck to all the players this week!

1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup diced pimentos

Whip cream cheese until smooth. Add in mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic salt. Whip until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.

  • Looks good! I’ve never had the original Augusta version, but did some browsing for various recipes online and made a batch for myself to have over the weekend. Mine was a little simpler but it tasted fine to me!

    1 cup mayo
    8 oz swiss (shredded)
    8 oz sharp cheddar (shredded)
    4 oz pimentos

    I’ll have to try adding some garlic salt, cream cheese, and sour cream next time!