The perfect pimento cheese was born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 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.