About Palmetto Cheese – Homestyle Pimento Cheese

Real Cheese, Real Southern and Really Good! The perfect pimento cheese was born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and you have never had pimento cheese like this! The recipe originated in Pawleys Island, SC at the historic Sea View Inn. Pawleys is known for its shoeless, laid-back life style which includes crabbing in the marsh, fishing, rope hammocks, and unspoiled beaches and waterways. It is there that Palmetto Cheese was featured as an appetizer each week during the summer low country shrimp boils. Needless to say, it was a guest favorite.


Palmetto Cheese was first introduced in local market outlets in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, SC in 2006. During visits to the Lowcountry, tourists would purchase Palmetto Cheese to take home and share with family and friends.  The brand has grown from a few local retailers to over 10,000 locations and has become the #1 cheese spread in America (Nielsen 2022).

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!