We did a blind taste test to find the best pimento cheese in Greenville

To prepare for your Masters parties, we put 13 local restaurants to the test to help you find the best pimento cheese in Greenville.

Blue bowls filled with pimento cheese

Spread the joy.

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Fun fact: The Augusta National makes 100,000+ pimento cheese sandwiches per night at the Masters, and once inside the exclusive club, the signature dish will only cost you $1.50.

The pimento cheese sandwich lore runs deep with mystery surrounding the recipe, but if you’re like us + plan to watch from home — we’re ensuring you’ll serve the best pimento cheese sandwiches at your viewing parties.

We rounded up 13 pimento cheeses in Greenville and conducted a blind taste test.

The process

During the taste test, 10 employees at 6AM City’s office (the parent company of GVLtoday), scored the pimento cheeses on a scale of 1-10 + made notes about the texture, flavor, spreadability, and nostalgia-factor. We averaged the scores to declare the best pimento cheeses in Greenville.

The rules

  1. The pimento cheese must be made in-house at local restaurants.
  2. Because we’re talking about pimento cheese sandwiches — it must be tasted on white bread.

The contestants


The competition was fierce.

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Chadcuterie, Online orders
Duke’s Sandwich Co., 1001 Poinsett Hwy.
Feed & Seed Co., 701 Easley Bridge Rd., Ste. 6010
Good to Go GVL, 209 W. Antrim Dr., Ste. B
Habitap, 1325 Miller Rd.
Northgate Soda Shop, 918 N. Main St.
Project Host, Food truck
Soby’s, 207 S. Main St.
Southern Culture, 2537 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Strossner’s, 21 Roper Mountain Rd.
Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 205 Cedar Lane Rd.
The Bohemian, 2 W. Stone Ave.
Vaughn’s Food Hall, 109 W. Trade St., Simpsonville

The winner


And the grand prize is... bragging rights.

Photo by Soby’s

Soby’s landed the highest score for its “creamy,” “fluffy,” and “onion-y” spread that was described by one taster as “strong with great flavor.” The Southern comfort restaurant is a Greenville classic, so we weren’t shocked it took the top spot.

City Editor Danielle’s: Chadcuterie

Multiple voters described Chadcuterie’s pimento cheese as “nostalgic,” “bold,” and “classic” with a hint of Worcestershire sauce. This cheese came in second place and received, “100% yes” + “the bomb” comments.

City Editor Stephanie’s: Duke’s Sandwich Co.

Duke’s was a controversial pimento cheese. Voters either loved it or hated it, and City Editor Stephanie was president of the “loved it” club. If you like a creamy spread with a strong mayo flavor, this one’s for you.

Honorable mentions

Behind Chadcuterie was The Bohemian, Habitap, Southern Culture, and Good to Go GVL. All received solid scores, and we can highly recommend them for your pimento cheese needs.

At the end of the day, with any pimento cheese, you really can’t go wrong.

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