Pawleys Island, South Carolina (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Homestyle pimento cheese, a staple in the South, is a new taste for northern consumers. Go into any Giant Foods, Stop & Shop or Martins Supermarket and you’ll see a new product on the shelf, Palmetto Cheese - The Pimento Cheese with Soul. Ahold USA, a grocery store operator based out of Carlisle, PA and Quincy, MA, added Palmetto Cheese to over 750 locations. With the addition of Ahold stores, Palmetto Cheese is now available in over 2,200 locations in 22 states.
Pimento cheese impostors, those products that resemble an orange goo, have been prevalent on store shelves in the northern states for some time now. Palmetto Cheese sets itself apart by using premium sharp cheddar cheese, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and a unique production process that maintains the homemade texture. Palmetto Cheese’s spread beyond the South is due in part to tourists carrying the product back home with them and requesting the pimento cheese at their store.
“People have a very negative view of pimento cheese because they’ve never had real pimento cheese,” says Sassy Henry, creator of Palmetto Cheese. “Real pimento cheese is typically made by your mother or grandmother in your kitchen and this is the next best thing. It was made in my kitchen, so it basically is my pimento cheese, it just happens to be at your grocery store.”
Serving tips for Palmetto Cheese
Pimento cheese is a versatile product that can be served in a multitude of ways:
Use as a topping for steaks, hamburgers, chili, baked potatoes and salads
Add it to your favorite dishes: mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, roasted potatoes, casseroles, soups and chowders.
For more recipes and tips, visit http://www.pimentocheese.com/servingtips.php
About Palmetto Cheese
Palmetto Cheese - The Pimento Cheese with Soul! is a brand of authentic, southern style pimento cheese from Pawleys Island Specialty Foods based out of Pawleys Island, SC. The company was founded by Sassy and Brian Henry in 2006. Palmetto Cheese is manufactured and packaged at Duke Sandwich Productions located in Simpsonville, SC. The brand is sold in three varieties: Original, Jalapeño and Bacon.
To view our e-brochure, please visit http://www.pimentocheese.com/uniflip_publication/