Find Out Why We're So Obsessed With Pepper Jack Cheese (VIDEO)

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pepper jack cheeseA little bird just told me that Pepper Jack Cheese is trending like a honey badger these days. Have you noticed? All of a sudden it's in everything: Southwest Patty Melt at Carl's Jr., Pepper Jack Nut Thins, Kraft Pepper Jack Cheez-Its. In the past two years SPICY! cheese has found its way into over 50 food products.

So what has made Monterey Jack cheese mixed with hot peppers suddenly so irresistible? Blimpie Marketing VP Steve Evans says it's the Millennials, who "tend to be more adventurous with what they put on a sandwich." You kids! So those of you who want to surf this food trend, here's a few ideas for letting Pepper Jack spice up your meals at home.

Pimiento Cheese: Know what else is trending? Southern food like pimiento cheese! This one combines Pepper Jack and cheddar along with a dash of other essential ingredients to make a super-easy spread.

Spicy Pepper Jack Fondue: This is a kicky twist on the melty-cheese classic. And I think it would make dipping veggies especially tasty. This recipe includes handy step-by-step photos.

Brussels Sprouts with Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce: Okay, I know Brussels sprouts aren't for everyone, but I happen to love them. They're feisty little veggies, and who better to stand up to them than Pepper Jack cheese?

Bobby's Hot Crab Dip: Here's Bobby Deen with his mama, Paula, to make a zesty hot crab dip using Pepper Jack cheese.

Jalapeño Poppers: And finally, an outside-the-box idea: Pepper Jack cheese turned inside-out! Take the trend to the next level with Jalapeño Poppers. The Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese go inside the peppers. I've been craving these like crazy lately, so I think this is actually the Pepper Jack recipe I'm most likely to try this week!

Have you had pepper jack cheese lately? Are you already a fan?


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lalas... lalasmama2007

I usually have some pepper jack in my fridge, but I haven't noticed it anywhere else lately.

brand... brandspanknnew

Where have you all been? Pepper Jack has been a household item of mine for years. They serve it in just about any deli here and any place where you can buy a sandwich. You can buy dips at restaurants and get it on just about any burger you buy anywhere here locally in town. You have been missing out.

I guess that's why we 'almost' (sadface) won Southern Living's best in the south for food!

Alma45 Alma45

I loooove pepperjack cheese! I usually throw it in an egg white omelet w/mushrooms and broccoli and it's DELICIOUS!!!

nonmember avatar HS

Pepperjack has been a fave of mine for a looong time. But then again I'm one of those darn Millenials who's always screwing around with the classic American way of life lol.

dixie... dixiechick2

Got Pepper Jack cheese in the frig. And some Helluva Good jalapeno cheddar dip.

GlowW... GlowWorm889

I discovered Pepper Jack cheese a few weeks ago when I decided to be curious; I threw it on a ham sandwich. It was awesome! I love that stuff! This coming from the gal who before would only eat Cheddar cheese, occassionally Swiss. I'm not usually a big fan of cheese.

Chari... Charizma77

I like it but haven't had it in forever!

JHanc968 JHanc968

Not a fan!

coppe... copperswifey

We have been a fan of pepper jack cheese for a long time! We just had some the other day with some venison sausage and crackers! :)

nonmember avatar Brooke

Mmmm we have loved pepper jack for years! Try mac n cheese w/ pepper jack and colby....heavenly!

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