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Masters Style Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Masters Style Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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The Famous $1.50 Pimento Cheese Sandwich

While guests may be flocking to the legendary Masters golf tournament in April, one of the main attractions is the traditional pimento cheese sandwich.

Masters Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Credit: Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

According to Mike Walker at, “what gets the most raves from golf fans attending the Masters for the first time isn’t the lush fairways, or the sparkling white-sand bunkers, or even the azaleas that are in full bloom, but it is the Masters concession prices that really blow first-timers away: they’re the best bargain in sports.”

Masters Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Credit: Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ham and cheese on rye? $2.50. Coca-Cola? $1.50. Domestic Beer? $3. But the most traditional Augusta menu offering is the pimento cheese sandwich, which costs only $1.50.

If you can’t make it behind the gates of Augusta National this spring, here’s how to make the pimento cheese sandwich at home.

Masters-Style Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Combine the ingredients: cheeses, pimentos, mayonnaise and mustard in a food processor and process until its smooth. Cover and chill in the refrigerator. Spread on slices of white bread.


3 cups of shredded white cheddar cheese

2 cups of shredded yellow sharp cheddar cheese

4 oz of crumbled blue cheese

1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

1 (4-oz) jar sliced pimentos, drained

1 cup light mayonnaise

2 tbs Dijon mustard

1 loaf of white bread

(Makes four sandwiches)

Source:, from the book Par 3 Tea-Time at the Masters by the Junior League of Augusta, GA., available on Amazon.

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