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Pepper Jack Cheese

We sought heat, smooth meltability, and cheese with character.

What You Need To Know

Add hot pickled peppers to ­Monterey Jack, a mild California cow’s-milk cheese, and you’ve got pepper Jack. As American enthusiasm for spicy food continues to rise, pepper Jack has become one of the country’s fastest-growing sellers, according to Datassential, a restaurant market research firm.

Here in the test kitchen, we like pepper Jack for its creamy melting properties, and we’...