Pimento Cheese in Columbia SC
You may be surprised to learn that Columbia has claim to one of the oldest recorded pimento cheese recipes, first written in a fundraising cookbook in 1912. While the origin of pimento cheese is a hotly debated topic, this recipe used all of the ingredients still adored in the South today – grated cheese, pimentos and mayonnaise. We also proudly call our city home to the stroke of genius that is the pimento cheeseburger, serving up this tasty combination since the early 1960s. Regardless of history, there’s no doubt that we do pimento cheese right in Columbia SC.
Today you can enjoy pimento cheese at almost any restaurant you stop in, and because no two serve it up the same way you’ll have plenty of exploring to do to find your favorite. Dig in with our Columbia SC Pimento Cheese Passport to get started.
Looking to start your day off the right way? Try Café Strudel’s famous low country hash browns topped with pimento cheese in Lexington before exploring bustling main street in one of the fastest growing areas around Columbia.
If you’re in Five Points, Columbia’s original charming and quirky village neighborhood, snag Jake’s house made pimento cheese hot dog or Cellar on Greene’s signature pimento cheese with crackers and pickled vegetables. There’s even a vegan pimento cheese option to explore at Good Life Café!
Download the passport, get Insta-inspiration for your #RealColumbiaSC pimento cheese pictures or pick up a passport at the participating restaurants in the listings below and at the Columbia SC Visitors Center.
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