I Said It Was Hot!


This post is about the results of eating the cheese with the red pepper flakes. It is Carolina Reaper cheese, aka, Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno, Habanero & Carolina Reaper Peppers in it. While persons from Wisconsin are called “cheeseheads” because of how famous that state is for it various cheeses, cheese actually runs in my blood. I am genetically 50% Swiss. All four of my great-grandparents on my mothers side emigrated to the United States from Switzerland. In addition three of those four families were actual Swiss cheesemakers, one of which is still in business today. I know great cheese because I grew up eating the real thing. It’s too bad most people only eat the crap cheese made by the big corporations instead of the real thing, but it is what it is.

When we married my wife thought cheese was Velveeta and Cheese Whiz. From the moment she first tasted the cheese my grandfather always brought when he visited, she has never looked back. Recently she came home from the store with a new specialty cheese , the one described in the first paragraph. I like things spicy, but not spicy hot foods with a few exceptions. One of them is cheese. Maybe it is my Swiss genes, but whatever it is, I like spicy hot cheese, the hotter the better. I must say that Carolina Reaper Cheese is one hot cheese.


We recently had a Happy Hour with some dear friends. They like good cheese so we brought along some Carolina Reaper. Before anyone headed to the bar for the food and wine, I very clearly said that the cheese with the pepper flakes was very hot. I guess hot to some people in incendiary other people. For the unnamed person in the above photo it took two glass of milk to quench the fires in their mouth. Like I said, it is a really hot cheese!


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