I love the taste of smoked cheese, don’t you? I particularly like it made into pimento cheese but used as a spread for crackers instead of a sandwich. I smoked this cheese early on in my blogging career and so the pictures are not great – I didn’t even grate the cheese and make it into the dip I love, but I’m telling you this is fantastic stuff! This is not my recipe though – it is my co-worker Tana’s Mother-in-law’s. When Tana told me about it, I couldn’t wait to get home that weekend and make some. She said when her MIL made it, usually as an appetizer, they dipped it with crackers or tortilla chips and it was gobbled up quick! I found the same to be true except I made mine in muffin tins then individually wrapped them and put them in the freezer – they came out great and even easier to grate!
Smoked Jalapeno Cheese
1 pound of cheese. You can use pre-grated or just a big block cut into chunks.
Chopped Jalapenos’ – These are optional and of course you could add other ingredients as well or leave it plain.
If you don’t have a smoker see this post.
Turn on smoker or prepare homemade smoker and place on the stove top without cheese.
If using a muffin pan, chop cheese so it will fit. If using a cake or brownie pan, don’t worry about it.
Chop Jalapenos or whatever add-in you want to add.
Put a few of the chopped add-ins into each muffin tin (mini tins would be nice for appetizers) or spread on bottom of pan.
Place cheese on top.
place in smoker or in oven and allow to smoke for about 30-45 minutes. I always begin checking at 30 minutes. You are only looking for the cheese to have melted because the smoke is meant to enhance the cheese, not over-power it. If you leave it in the smoker too long, the taste will be harsh.
When you bring it out it looks greasy on top like this:
Then you should take paper towels and dab the top of the cheese to get all that off.
If you are eating then, just start digging in! If you are going to prepare it another way, allow to cool and then pop out of pan.
Wasn’t that easy??
Smoked cheese makes incredible Pimento Cheese.
now at home mom
DELICIOUS! this is something I would LOVE! 🙂 I will bookmark your recipe right now! 🙂 you know, my mom has prepared for us in the past; white cheese with jalapenos and then served it to us with different meals. We all loved it and I forgot about it! yours looks really good and something that I will be trying soon! 🙂 Thank you Kelli!
I’m glad you liked the recipe and it brought back a good memory for you!
intriguing! didn’t see that one coming, but why not? thanks for sharing and for giving me a sudden craving for smoked cheese.
It’s really good stuff. You just can’t imagine how great it tastes right out of the pan!
What a great idea! I would never have thought of doing this, but now it is totally on my list. I’d love for you to bring this to Tuesday’s Table – http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-table-for-june-4-2013-and.html
You should try smoking goat cheese. It is beyond words good. We make that all summer long.
Now, I am going to definitely try this one too.
YUM! I am going to have to try that – I really didn’t ever think about smoking my own cheese until Tana told me about it. Going to your link now!
You had me at cheese. This looks delicious! And congrats on being featured yesterday at Simple Supper Tuesday 🙂
Goodness – I was amazing wasn’t it? I’m working on a different version of those that Dave, my friend from the UK told me about. I hope they come out well.
To be sure they will. Can’t wait!
I love smoked mozzarella but never thought about making my own … Looks so easy 🙂
It is probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever made – and then you can put it in anything!
You are very creative…not only with your smoked cheese but with your smoker itself.
Thank you! I owe that to my Girl Scout Leader – she was very good at that sort of thing!
Wow, this is awesome! I’ve never thought to smoke my own cheese.
Thanks Nicole! I’ve got even more interesting things to smoke coming up!
This looks very yummy, Kelli! Perfect to go with some chilled rose or white wine on a warm spring day like today. 😉
Paula @Call Me PMc
omgoodness, I love this!! Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays at Call Me PMc ~Paula
Howdie! Thanks for the recipes, I can’t wait to try it!
Kim from Australia
Hi Kim – You are going to love it’s ooey-gooey goodness! Thanks fro dropping by and please come again!