Monterey Jack Cheese with Pepper

Monterey Jack Cheese with Pepper

24 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1432
Weight: 0.50lbs

Take smooth, mellow Monterey Jack, add bits of fiery jalapeno peppers, and you have Wisconsin Pepper Jack. This spicy combo brings excitement to your Mexican dishes, adds spark to your sandwiches, and livens up your cheese platters. David Jacks, a Scottish immigrant and dairy-owner in Monterey, California created Monterey Jack in the 1890s. Jacks followed a Swiss-method of cheesemaking, which is why Monterey Jack has its semi-soft, cracked texture. Wisconsin leads all other states in the production of Monterey Jack.

The Basics

Region: Oconto Falls, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Ingredients: Pasteurized cow's milk, salt, red & green chili pepper, calcium chloride, enzymes, cultures

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Zinfandel
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pilsner
  • Lager

Other Cheese Pairings
Savory Crackers, Crusty Artisan Bread, Dried Fruits, Chicken, Nuts, Olives, Pork

Product Reviews (6)

Spicy Jack Cheese
By Laura Peck

I bought this for my husband who loves all things spicy. He really liked it. It didn't last long in our house, and he wants me to purchase some more.

Not too hot, just perfect
By Deborah Jarrett

Wonderful Monterey Jack with some fire. But, it is not too hot. We love this cheese to eat as a snack and on sandwiches.

Melds in your mouth.
By William Stussie

Mild just enough pepper

Best Cheese
By Debbie Reid

Love this cheese wish it came in a big bar like the smoked cheddar my son and I love this cheese may order besides or Christmas gifts. Thank You

By Gary Weathers

I liked it !!

By Sandra Farrar

I received my shipment of various cheeses a couple of days ago and this Jack cheese was among them. I shredded some of it today and added it to leftover thinly sliced Flank Steak and broiled it for a sandwich which gave my sandwich a whole new dimension of deliciousness. What a very nice cheese with just the right amount of spice and flavor. I will definitely order more with my next order. Very happy with this cheese and I totally recommend it.

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