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Pepper Jack Cheese Making Recipe

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This cheese making recipe includes detailed instructions and step by step photos on how to make a pressed cheese with peppers. The added flavor, from the peppers, bring cheese to a whole new level. When making this recipe you can adjust the amount of peppers to create the perfect flavor.
  • Yield2 pounds
  • Agingtime 2+ months
  • Skill Levelintermediate
  • Author


  • 2 Gallons of Milk (Not Ultra-pasteurized)
  • 1 Packet C101 Mesophilic Culture
  • 1/4 tsp Single Strength Liquid Rennet
  • Salt
  • Dried Whole Red Chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Calcium Chloride (for pasteurized milk)


  • Good Thermometer
  • Curd Knife
  • Slotted Ladle
  • Cheesecloth
  • Large Colander
  • Medium Hard Cheese Mold
  • Cheese Press or Weights