FEATURED CHEESE OF THE MONTH
BRING ON THE HEAT THIS SUMMER
One of the first three cheeses developed here at Face Rock, our spicy 3-pepper cheddar is now one of our most popular flavors, telling us that many people do indeed like it HOT! This cheddar is decorated like confetti with Jalapeno, Habanero and sweet red Chili’s. It’s truly a cheddar that’s “In Your Face”!
HOW IT’S MADE
In 2014, our “In Your Face” 3-Pepper Curds took 1st place in the only national cheese competition in North America (ACS Awards). These same curds are packed into 40lb blocks and aged to create this seriously spicy cheddar.
While “In Your Face” uses the same three peppers as our Pepper Jack, it’s fun to note the differences between the two cheeses. Most people think the cheddar is “hotter”… why? Jacks have the lactic acid rinsed from them, which creates a more mild cheese flavor and gives added moisture. The result is that a Jack will coat your palette and give the illusion of cutting the heat, while aged cheddar is not as moist, and has a naturally bolder cheddar taste. This combo brings the heat to the front of the flavor line and lets the peppers to all the talking!
WHAT TO PAIR IT WITH
Corn tortillas, limes, avocado, fresh tomatoes, black olives, roasted garlic, cilantro, & shredded meats.
Wines: Pick something with high acidity and low tannins as they can turn bitter when paired with peppers. Instead, go for light bodied & dry or fruit-focused & citrusy.
Dry Rose, Zinfandel, Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Gewürztraminer, Champagne, & Sangria.
Beers: Anything light & wheat-based. Strong hops & carbonation add a refreshing cleanse to the palette.
Ales, Lagers, Pilsners, & Hefeweitzen.
Jalapeno, Habanero and sweet Red Peppers decorate In Your Face like confetti. This spicy 3-pepper cheddar is our spiciest cheese yet! Enjoy the heat!
We’ve blended Jalapeno and Sweet Red Peppers into our creamy Monterey Jack and came up with a Pepper Jack that is out of this world! Creamy and smooth yet spicy, hot, and sweet this Pepper Jack will rock your tastebuds!
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