This Smoked Chili Cheddar is a firm, slightly flaky cheese with no shortage of flavor. The cheddar is marbled white and orange, with chunks of habanero, jalapeno and pasilla peppers. The cheese is cold-smoked over maple and hardwood chips, adding a woodsy depth to balance its bright spicy flavors. The dominating aromas of smoke and chili are grounded by a creamy texture and buttery flavors in this cheese, balancing yin with yang.
Great accompaniments for this spicy cheddar are mustard, sour cherry jam, or pickles. Smoked Chili Cheddar is very meltable; use it to add smoky spice to burgers, poutine or grilled cheese sandwiches.
Drink it with Sauvignon Blanc, a sparkling Rose, Pilsner, or a hard cider
On a cheese plate, serve with a drizzle of honey, a dollop of creme fraiche or a smear of mango chutney.
Ingredients:unpasteurized cow milk, habanero & jalapeno peppers, salt, pasilla peppers, cultures, enzymes