See why nearly a quarter of a million subscribers begin their day with the Starting 5. Our past label held the image of our dear friend and long-time cook, Vertrella Brown. In 2006, the cheese was officially marketed to the area with 20 packages put for sale at Independent Seafood in Georgetown, South Carolina. It is manufactured and packaged at Duke Sandwich Productions located in Easley, South Carolina. Screenshots of his now-deleted post circulated on social media and called on shoppers to #BoycottPalmetto. Sassy, her husband Brian, and their two children moved to Pawleys Island, SC in 2002 where they took over the historic Sea View Inn. Vertrella not only cooked for a living at Sea View Inn, it was her passion. She would whip up batches of her delightful, southern style pimento cheese while living in Atlanta and tailgating at Braves games. “2 innocent people murdered. Subscribe to PennLive. The absolute BEST I have ever had! Palmetto Cheese reportedly will no longer be a featured item on Costco’s store shelves after the founder of the brand, Brian Henry who is also mayor of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, referred to Black Lives Matter as a “terror organization" in a now deleted Facebook post. Brian Henry, the founder of Palmetto Cheese, is under fire after claiming that Black Lives Matter is a “terror organization.”. The recipe originated with Sassy Henry. Palmetto Cheese is one of the many products that has begun a rebranding process during Black Lives Matter organizing and protesting, following the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. It is sold in three varieties: Original, Jalapeño, and Bacon. The recipe for Palmetto Cheese was created by Sassy Henry in the 1990’s. The Palmetto Cheese website, www.pimentocheese.com, says it is the top-selling pimento cheese in the U.S. and sold at 9,100-plus stores in 44 states and Washington, D.C. Vertrella not only cooked for a living at Sea View Inn, it was her passion. Over 120 Costcos throughout the US are no longer carrying this item.". The brand now exists in over 9,100 grocery stores and 44 states. PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WBTW) – The owner of the prominent Palmetto Cheese brand, who is also the mayor of Pawleys Island, called a media briefing to apologize for a … PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WBTW) – The owner of the prominent Palmetto Cheese brand, who is also the mayor of Pawleys Island, called a media briefing … Give it a try and you too will agree, this is the best pimento cheese on grocery shelves today! According to Fox News, the owner of the brand, Brian Henry who also is mayor of Pawleys Island in South Carolina, made comments regarding the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements, calling them "terror organizations. I spent the past 10 days listening and learning. ", While the mayor apologized for the post in the days following, according to local outlet WMBF, it seems like the controversy could have affected the business. The couple moved to take over as Innkeepers of the “iconic” Sea View Inn, the website continues. “They will occasionally add and drop products as a matter of normal business,” Henry told the paper. It was like having my mothers Pimento cheese spread from when I was a kid. Palmetto Cheese is a trademark for a brand of pimento cheese from Pawleys Island Specialty Foods, a division of Get Carried Away, based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. In a Facebook post, which has now been deleted, dated August 25, 2020, the mayor wrote in relation to shootings in Georgetown: "2 innocent people murdered. Palmetto Cheese was first introduced in local market outlets in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, SC in 2006. Vertrella sadly passed away in April 2020. You have 4 free articles remaining this month, Sign-up to our daily newsletter for more articles like this + access to 5 extra articles. Customers wearing face masks leaving a Costco Wholesale store on July 16, 2020 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. “So why do we stand by and allow BLM to lawlessly destroy great American cities and threaten their citizens on a daily basis … This BLM and Antifa movement must be treated like the terror organizations they are. According to the Post and Courier, unofficial results from the November 5 election night showed that the incumbent, Jimmy Braswell, and Henry were tied at 58 votes each. Brian Henry. Henry founded Palmetto Cheese with his wife Sassy after moving to Pawleys Island in 2002, according to the company’s website. Vertrella made thousands of guests, families, and friends happy with her unique blend of soulful Lowcountry food. The cheese first hit the local markets in Pawleys Island and Georgetown in 2006, the website continues. During visits to the Lowcountry, tourists would purchase Palmetto Cheese® to take home and share with family and friends. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Palmetto Cheese is a trademark for a brand of pimento cheese from Pawleys Island Specialty Foods, a division of Get Carried Away, based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. He was sworn into office on November 18, 2019, after some controversy in the local elections. 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