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Pepper Jack

Pepper Jack
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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: United States

  • Region: Monterey, California

  • Family: Monterey Jack

  • Type: semi-soft

  • Texture: creamy and smooth

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: herbaceous, sharp, spicy

  • Aroma: aromatic, herbal

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Producers: Vella Cheese Company

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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