Kimento Cheese

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

Recipe and photo by Sara Newberry

2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar

1 cup finely chopped kim chee, liquid drained and reserved

3 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish

1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste

Salt and pepper

In a bowl, mix cheeses until combined. Mix in kim chee, scallions, and cayenne, then add kim chee liquid a tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.