Famous Dishes

Pimento Cheese on Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

Savage's, Birmingham

The origin of pimento cheese is a mystery, but locating it isn’t hard to do when you’re in the South. It’s a simple, yet sophisticated down-home favorite that’s easily made but not so easily mastered.

Savage’s Bakery & Deli, however, had no problem perfecting the recipe — the trick is going heavy on the mayonnaise, according to Savage’s.

The bakery offers up its delicious homemade pimento cheese spread over freshly baked sun-dried tomato bread. And if you haven’t tried it yet, then you’ve missed out on one of life’s simplest pleasures.

William Savage opened Savage’s Bakery & Deli back in 1939. Van Scott, the current owner, purchased the business in 1978 after William died; he’s been running it ever since. Scott says the pimento cheese sandwich is one of William Savage’s original recipes.

Pimento Cheese on Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

Dig in to the 100 Dishes App

Discover the Alabama
BBQ Trail

Download the app

Learn Secret Alabama Recipes

100 Dishes

to eat in Alabama before you die.