Jalapeno and Pimento Cheese Ball Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 roasted pimentos or red bell peppers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (or 5-6 ounces of pimentos from jar) 2 roasted jalapeno peppers, peeled, seeded, and chopped 4 ounces sharp cheddar, grated 4 ounces Monterey jack, grated 4 ounces smoked Gouda, grated cayenne pepper, to taste smoked hot paprika, to taste a few dashes of hot sauce, to taste Optional: toasted nuts (or pumpkins seeds), chopped, to cover the cheese ball Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and minced garlic. Stir in remaining ingredients, except nuts/pumpkins seeds, until well combined. If desired, form into a ball and roll it in the chopped nuts. Chill until ready to serve. Serve at room temperature.