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 flavored 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.
Other American cheeses:
Beemster Very Old, Crowley, Dry Jack, Duroblando, Grafton Village Cheddar, Havilah, Idaho Goatster, Plymouth Cheese, Shelburne Cheddar, Sonoma Jack, Swiss, Tillamook Cheddar, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar
Beemster Old, Brick, Colby, Longhorn, Maytag Blue, Monterey Jack, Pinconning, Sonoma Jack, String
American Cheese, Baby Swiss, Beemster 2% Milk, Bergere Bleue, Colby-Jack, Cougar Gold, Crowley, Fresh Jack, Humboldt Fog, Mun-chee, Onion & Chives Cheddar
Acapella, Aged Chelsea, Bonne Bouche, Brie au poivre (Brie with pepper), Capriole Banon, Cold Pack, Cottage Cheese, Hoop Cheese, Hubbardston Blue Cow, Muenster, Nettle Meadow Kunik, Peekskill Pyramid, Provel, Texas Goat Cheese
fresh firm cheeses:
Breakfast Cheese, Galbani
fresh soft cheeses:
Cream Cheese, Galbani