Marin French Cheese Co.’s Petite Jalapeño Brie is a perfect balance of old world techniques paired with innovative location-inspired ingredients for the modern palate. True to our cheesemaking heritage this cheese starts as a triple crème brie and then gets red and green jalapeño peppers added to the fresh curd before it enters the aging rooms and forms its classic bloomy white rind. A very California cheese with bold and spicy flavors, it is perfectly balanced by a smooth and creamy french style brie base. Part of our Petite Classic Collection, our Jalapeño Brie is an elevated pepper cheese that you didn’t know you needed.
Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Pasteurized Cream, Red and Green Jalapeño Peppers, Salt, Acetic Acid, Microbial Enzymes, Calcium Chloride,
The spicy kick of this Jalapeño Brie lends itself to some very festive options for drink and food pairings. It’s a beautiful addition to a cheeseboard and the recipe possibilities with this cheese make it a surprising home staple to uplift any weekday dinner plans.
You’re going to want something refreshing with the heat of this pepper cheese. Try a juicy rosé, crisp Albariño or light Vinho Verde for a delightful contrast of flavors that lets you keep coming back for more.
A Mexican lager is a natural fit for this zesty cheese. Wheat beer or other fruit forward, light and crisp beers will also be delicious partners to offset the heat and creaminess you’ll get with each bite.
While savory add-ons might feel like the natural fit when building your cheeseboard around this cheese, some sweet options can create unique pairings that are also delicious. Dried or preserved apricots or cranberries, honey, or other fruit spreads can create a beautiful sweet and spicy bite with the Jalapeño Brie.
Not only a favorite staff pick, but more of a staff go-to dish is Petite Jalapeño Brie quesadillas. Whether it’s just tortilla and cheese or you like to add salsa, avocado, shrimp, meat of choice, etc., make your quesadilla however you like and try it with our pepper cheese. An ice cold strawberry or watermelon agua fresca will have you craving this meal weekly.
Our Jalapeño Brie can replace other cheeses in many recipes, especially when you want a little extra kick. It is extra creamy and can lead to a gooier, more buttery texture in your dish than firm styles of cheese so you may need to alter a recipe slightly, or it might just be extra decadent and even better. Try your next breakfast sandwich with a fried egg, crispy bacon, a light spread of honey or jelly and melted Petite Jalapeño Brie for a sweet and savory combination to cure any morning melancholy.
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