Pepper Jack Cheese
We sought heat, smooth meltability, and cheese with character.
What We Learned
Add hot pickled peppers to Monterey Jack, a mild California cow’s-milk cheese, and you’ve got pepper Jack. As American enthusiasm for spicy food continues to rise, pepper Jack has become one of the country’s fastest-growing sellers, according to Datassential, a restaurant market research firm.
Here in the test kitchen, we like pepper Jack for its creamy melting properties, and we’...