AUG 16, 2023
Test your knowledge of this Southern dish
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, coming August 28.
A. Peppers, cheese and eggs
B. Chopped ham, cheese and pimentos
C. Cheese, mayonnaise and peppers
D. Pimentos, olives and cheese
Home cooks and professional chefs have many secret ingredients they add to their version of pimento cheese, but one thing remains the same. The three basic ingredients in a simple pimento cheese recipe usually are cheese, mayonnaise and pimento peppers.
B. New York
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. Over time, the recipe evolved and spread throughout the country, but its origin is attributed to New York.
B. United States
C. The Philippines
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. Eventually, that extra “i” was dropped, and the name became pimento peppers.
A. Kentucky Derby
B. The World Series
C. Stanley Cup Final
D. The Masters
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.
B. The Philippines
D. South Africa
Pimento cheese is a popular snack in the Philippines, where Filipinos call it “cheese pimiento”.
0/5 You need to get to know pimento cheese better. How about trying the new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich!
1/5 Oops. Your answers have more holes than Swiss cheese. You definitely need to experience pimento cheese for yourself in the new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich.
2/5 You learned a lot! Now go order a Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich and enjoy pimento cheese for yourself.
3/5 You’re practically a pimento cheese professional. Now, make it official with the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich.
4/5 Great work. You’re the big cheese in pimento cheese knowledge. Show off your chops by chowing down on the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich.
5/5 Congrats! You’re proficient in all things pimento cheese and have probably worked up an appetite. Satisfy it by enjoying the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich.
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