|Country of origin||United States, Mexico|
|Source of milk||Cows|
|Aging time||1-6 months|
Pepper jack cheese is a derivative of Monterey Jack that includes spicy hot peppers for flavor. 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.
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