Pepper Jack is a derivative of Monterey Jack, the original “American” cheese invented by Mexican Franciscan friars of Monterey, California. As the name suggests, the cheese is flavoured with sweet peppers, rosemary, habañero chilies and garlic and spicy jalapeños for an extra kick. This semi-soft, open textured cheese is spicy to taste yet leaves a delicate and buttery taste in the mouth. It is often eaten with quesadillas, crackers or on hamburgers. Pepper jack can also go well with jalapeno peppers, melons, grapes, pickled vegetables, and olives.


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6 months ago

I specifically had Jims Smoked Pepper Jack and omg it was amazing. Smooth with a smokey bite at the end, it is fantastic on burgers and tacos!

The Cheese Lord

7 months ago

This cheese is great because of the extra spice it adds to cheese. Also, the bit of spice perfectly accentuates everyday foods like olives and grapes. I recommend this cheese to anyone who likes solid cheeses or is bored of common cheeses.

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