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 (like this Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce pictured above!) 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 Straws

Butternut Squash Galette

Air Fryer Mexican Pizza

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:

Grilled Cheese with Smashed Avocado and Roasted Red Peppers

Pepper Jack & Ham Popovers

Eggs in Red Peppers

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.

New England Potato Salad with Horseradish Cheddar

Cauliflower Gratin

Grilled Onion Cheddar Burgers

4. 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 picante!

Cheesy Egg Cups

Huevos Rancheros Quesadillas

Cabot’s spicy cheeses are also perfect for building a charcuterie cheese board! Learn more:

Cabot Cheese Board

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!

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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