Pimento Cheese Spread

2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese

8oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mayo

1/4 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder

jalapeno, optional

salt and pepper

1 (4oz) jar of diced pimento, drained

Also, cayenne pepper if wanted for heat

Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, (minced jalapeno & cayenne, optional), and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible or just a hand mixer will work also, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.