How To Master The Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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First things first: what is a pimento cheese sandwich?

If you’ve ever gone to a golf tournament, chances are there was a pimento cheese sandwich listed on the menu in the restaurant. The pimento cheese sandwich is a mainstay for both players and spectators because of its legacy, tracing back to one of golf’s biggest tournaments.

The Masters Tournament, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, held annually at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, is particularly famous for its pimento cheese sandwiches. The club has been serving these sandwiches to its patrons since the 1930s, and they have since become a beloved and iconic part of the tournament’s food culture.

The sandwich consists of a filling made from shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, diced pimentos, and various seasonings, spread between two slices of white bread. It’s an inexpensive and easy-to-make snack that’s perfect for golf fans who want to enjoy a quick bite while watching the tournament.

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How To Make A Pimento Cheese Sandwich


  • 2 slices of white bread
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Mayonnaise
  • Diced pimentos
  • Seasoning
  • Tomatoes (optional)


Combine the following to make the pimento cheese sandwich:

  1. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  3. 3 tablespoons diced pimentos
  4. 1/8 teaspoon of seasoning
  5. Spread on white bread.

The connection between golf and pimento cheese sandwiches is deeply rooted in tradition and history, making it a cultural icon of golfing events today. Over time, the popularity of the pimento cheese sandwich has spread beyond the Masters Tournament and can now be found at many golf courses like the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA. Try one at MacKenzie’s Sports Bar & Grille this month and see what this historic sandwich tastes like for yourself.

Question: What Cocktail Goes Good With A Pimento Cheese Sandwich?

Answer: The Azalea Cocktail is often paired with the pimento cheese sandwich. To learn why click here.

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