Pepper Jack
Country of origin United States, Mexico
Source of milk Cows
Texture Semihard
Aging time 1-6 months

Pepper jack cheese is a derivative of Monterey Jack that includes spicy hot peppers for flavor.[1] Spicy, delicate and buttery, pepper jack cheese is semi-soft and open textured with a slightly tart flavor.

The cheese is often used in dishes such as quesadillas, and is also popular eaten with crackers or on hamburgers.

A variation of pepper jack cheese involves using specific peppers. The most common varieties of this specific-pepper jack cheese are jalapeño jack and habanero jack, but other varieties are available.