The perfect pimento cheese was born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and you have never had pimento cheese like this! The recipe originated with Sassy Henry. She would whip up batches of her delightful, southern style pimento cheese while living in Atlanta and tailgating at Braves games. Sassy, her husband Brian, and their two children moved to Pawleys Island, SC in 2002 where they took over the historic Sea View Inn. It is there that Palmetto Cheese was featured as an appetizer each week during the summer lowcountry shrimp boils. Needless to say, it was a guest favorite.
Pawleys is known for its shoeless, laid-back life style which includes crabbing in the marsh, fishing, rope hammocks, and unspoiled beaches and waterways. This was the perfect place for the birth of Palmetto Cheese.
A family friend and cook at Sea View Inn, Vertrella Brown of Pawleys Island is pictured on the container lid. Vertrella was raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and has been a cook for over 25 years specializing in Gullah and Low Country Cuisine. The recipe for Palmetto Cheese was created by Sassy Henry in the 1990’s. Vertrella Brown began producing batches of Sassy’s recipe in 2003 for delighted guests at Sea View Inn. Her image personifies the soulful flavor that is embodied in this unique, southern recipe of pimento cheese. And this is why we refer to it as “The Pimento Cheese with Soul”.
During visits to the Lowcountry, tourists make sure to purchase enough Palmetto Cheese® to take home to share with family and friends. Palmetto Cheese was first introduced in local market outlets in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, SC. Now, Palmetto Cheese is available at over 5,000 locations in 31 states and growing.
Palmetto Cheese® is great to serve anytime of the year, especially while entertaining. Give it a try and you too will agree, this is the best pimento cheese on grocery shelves today!