Recipe by Carrie Hirsch

My friend gave me some truffle salt but if you don’t have the truffle salt don’t worry but if you happen to have a little truffle oil. It’ll be a fine substitute. Serves two.


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red onion, finally diced
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon unfiltered raw apple cider
Black pepper



4 large pimento peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
2 jalapenos roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
4 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Frank’s RedHot,
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 cup chopped pickles with brine
1 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese (preferably Tillamook); grated on the large holes of a box grater