Mississippi on the Menu

Dairy Delights from Mississippi

A cold glass of milk just really hits the spot!  We really should thank our dairy farm families for all they do for us to be able to enjoy the many dairy products available.  Milk is the only crop that is harvested daily.  With 11,000 milk cows on our family farms, that’s a big commitment to milk at least twice a day every day with sanitary milking machines.

The 85 Grade-A dairy herds in Mississippi contributed $25 million in value of production in 2016. 

Dairy products are the primary source of calcium in the American diet.  Have you eaten your dairy foods today? 

Homemade Pimento Cheese

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated

1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained

Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth.

Beat in mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic salt, onion powder, and cayenne.

Scrape bowl and mix in grated cheddar and diced pimentos until well combined. Season with salt and/or black pepper, to taste. Refrigerate.

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com