Cabot’s Most Popular Spicy Cheeses

 Because sometimes you just feel like cheese with a kick!

It’s true that Cabot makes The World’s Best Cheddar, classics from Seriously Sharp to Private Stock and all the extraordinary Cabot cheddars in between. But there are times when you may want to take your cheddar experience to another level.

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That’s when Cabot’s spicy, flavored cheddars come to the rescue. We start with great-tasting Cabot cheese then add peppers, spices, and flavors to create cheeses with a decided attitude.

Here, in order of popularity, are our fans’ favorite spicy cheeses and some great recipes that feature their unique and uniquely zesty flavors.

1. Habanero Cheddar Cheese

Our fieriest south-of-the-border lactose-free cheddar yet! Attention-grabbing habaneros offer a ride-’em cowboy, yee-haw, blazing taste experience. Not for the timid! Here are a few recipes you can use if you’re looking for an extra HOT dish!

Habanero Cheddar & Black Bean Dip Cabot Cheese

Habanero Cheddar Hush Puppies – Stephanie’s On Newbury

Spicy Cheese SauceKatie Webster

2. Pepper Jack Cheese

Combine the creamy smooth flavor of Monterey Jack with the kick of a blend of peppers and spices and you have the ultimate Pepper Jack cheese. This versatile favorite is great to melt over nachos or slip into your favorite grilled cheese. It’s a winner from the word go! Here are a couple of recipes you’ll want to try from two Cabot Cheese Board Bloggers.

Pepper Jack LatkesMarcy Goldman

Mexican Pepper Jack Baked Cauliflower Tots – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Mexican Pepper Jack Baked Cauliflower Tots

Chicken Jalapeno Taquitos – Dixie Chik Cooks

Chicken Jalapeno Taquitos

3. Horseradish Cheddar Cheese

Now is the perfect time to try Cabot’s creamiest, craziest cheese – Horseradish Cheddar. Its big, bold taste is complimented by its smooth, creamy texture. This cheese melts like a dream, which makes it perfect for cooking as well as snacking. We love it paired with ham on a sandwich. It also makes a spectacular mac and cheese, especially if you add some crispy bacon crumbles. Two more Cabot Cheese Board Bloggers offer their favorite ways to cook with Horseradish Cheddar.

New England Potato Salad with Horseradish Cheddar – Spiced Blog

New England Potato Salad with Horseradish Cheddar

Shrimp Scampi Dip – Ask Chef Dennis

Shrimp Scampi Dip

4. Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar Cheese

The marriage of hot buffalo wing flavors with creamy cheddar is so brilliant, so delicious, we can’t help but pat ourselves on the back for creating this incomparable hand-rubbed cheese. All the classic spices that make hot buffalo wings a enduring favorite go into this award winning cheddar. It’s a blend of hot chilies, garlic, onions, sweet cream – and maybe just a touch of magic. Try it in these recipes or get a bar of this distinctive cheese and let your imagination go wild!

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese –  We Are Not Martha

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Cabot Chicken Burgers – Cabot Cheese

Cabot Chicken Burgers

5. Lite50 Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese

Here’s some great news! Cabot Jalapeno Lite50 Cheddar has all the delicious flavor of our other spicy cheeses, with less fat and fewer calories. This champion won the highest score at the United States Championship Cheese Contest for reduced fat cheddars. It’s a winner – for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Try these two yummy recipes that feature Cabot Lite50 Jalapeño Cheddar.

Chili Mayo & Cabot Jalapeno Grilled Cheese –  Grilled Shane

Chili Mayo & Cabot Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Lighten Up Rotisserie Chicken Chili – Cabot Cheese

Lighten Up Rotisserie Chicken Chili

6. Fiery Jack Shredded Cheese

We’ve tamed the blaze of our Hot Habanero Cheddar with just the right amount of mild Monterey Jack for a smooth-melting mix that’s shredded and ready to add extra kick to your Mexican favorites—and more! Use it in standard south of the border fare, for sizzling hot tacos, nachos, and quesadillas. Get ready to sweat—this cheese is muy caliente!

Cheesy Egg Cups

Bacon, Chicken, & Sweet Corn Quesadillas from Bless This Mess

Huevos Rancheros Quesadillas

You’ll want to try all of Cabot’s delicious, spicy flavored cheeses. They’re perfect for cooking or snacking and their unsurpassed quality and flavor will have you coming back for more!

Cabot's Most Popular Spicy Cheeses

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 800 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Comments (3)

Donna Francis | May 02, 2019 | 5:48am

I LOVE Cabot’s Chipotle Cheddar cheese! But I can’t find it anymore. What happened to it and will it come back?
Thank you for your reply.

    Rachael | May 03, 2019 | 12:40pm

    Hi Donna! Unfortunately the level of sales for our Chipotle Cheddar cheese didn’t meet expectations and production has stopped. If you enjoy heat in cheese, I highly recommend Pepper Jack, Jalapeno Light Cheddar, or Hot Habanero Cheddar. They all have extra zing to them! ~Rachael

Ellen maher | August 18, 2021 | 6:05am

I bought a spicy cheese once in your Vermont store. Can’t remember the name, but I think it was infused with Indian spices. It was out of this world! Would love you to make it again.

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