Flavor Profile | Pepper Alpine
We’ve packed a massive amount of high altitude flavor into this little block of cheddar! For our Pepper Alpine cheddar, we infuse our classic aged cheddar with a ribbon black pepper that adds a wonderful savory flavor as well as a fantastic display when sliced.
The black pepper that runs through our Pepper Alpine cheddar infuses every bite with a warming flavor.
Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices in the world. It adds both heat and depth. When paired with our rich, creamy cheddar, the flavor profiles combine into a warm smoothness that keeps you reaching for just one more slice. The visual presentation of this cheese when sliced or shredded is hard to beat. Pepper Alpine is a favorite all year round, but there is just something so appealing about using this cheese in the coldest months of the year.
Pepper Alpine works great in just about every cheddar situation! Cheese plates, sauces, casseroles… anywhere you want a hit of black pepper this one is for you! Don’t shy away from sweet pairings either. Fresh Strawberry or preserves are one of our favorite pairings for this cheese since the black pepper and sweet berries complement each other so well.
Looking for a beverage pairing? Black peppercorns draw out the background aromatics from a spirit, which makes for bolder flavors. Scotch and cocktails that use scotch will gain more depth from the pepper, which balances the peaty flavors in scotch.
Tempranillo wines pair well with spicy cheese such as Pepper Alpine pairs well with Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Pepper Alpine is fantastic sliced and served straight up. But when you’re ready to try some recipes with our favorite high-altitude flavor, here are a few ideas!