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Checkerboard Cheese Sandwiches

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28-2 Man Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way

The saying goes, “what’s old is new again.”  With a few pantry staples, such food can be prepared on a whim. These are fun recipes (with appropriate names!) for you to try at your next game night.


  • 1 (10-oz.) block extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (10-oz.) block Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1-1/4 cups light or regular mayonnaise
  • 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 20 thin white bread slices
  • 20 thin wheat bread slices
  • Garnishes: grape tomatoes and black olives,  secured with wooden picks



  1. Stir together first six ingredients. Spread half of mixture evenly on 10 white bread slices; top with remaining white bread slices.
  2. Spread remaining half of mixture evenly on 10 wheat bread slices; top with remaining slices.
  3. Remove crusts with a serrated knife; cut each sandwich into 4 squares.
  4. Arrange, stacked in pairs, on a serving plate in a checkerboard pattern, alternating white and wheat.
  5. Garnish, if desired.