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Maple Leaf
Jalapeno Jack

Maple Leaf Cheese Co-op, a 16-farm cooperative in Wisconsin, takes pride in using quality milk from second and third-generation Wisconsin dairy families. This American original incorporates fresh red and green Jalapeños, adding crunch and spice to the buttery, tangy jack cheese. Creamy with a definite kick, this is just right melted over nachos or burgers—or snacked on with a great, crisp beer to beat the heat.

Just the facts

Country USA
Region Wisconsin
Maker Maple Leaf
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Microbial
Age 3 months
Cheese Type Smoked and Flavored
Wheel Weight 5 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Lagers and Kolsch

    Lager, Dunkel, Schwarz, Pilsner, Kolsch Ale

    Lagers run the gamut from crisp, pale Pilsners to dark-malted Dunkels and Märzens. Flavors are typically approachable and mellow, a delicate balance of toasted bread, gentle sweetness, and mild hop bitterness for structure.
    Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.

  • Hoppy Beers

    Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Red Ale

    Hops, glorious hops! Think of hops as the seasoning for beer: they lend the bitter yin to balance malt’s sugary yang. In IPAs and other hoppy beers this humble flower takes center stage. Flavors range from grassy to grapefruit, earthy and dry to resinous pine, depending on which hop varietals are used.
    Pair with: Cheeses with enough body to stand up to the bitterness, like clothbound cheddar or aged Gouda.

Meet The Maker

One of the most gratifying parts of the business for us is seeing a small producer grow. And it’s even better when they grow and still keep the principles that made them special in the first place. Maple Leaf Cheese of Wisconsin has been producing great cheese for over 100 years from milk from a cooperative of farmers. Their cheeses are some of our family favorites and we’re sure you’ll agree.

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