Ever feel like your regular recipe rotation is in a funk? We’ve all been there. After you master a handful of recipes, it’s natural to hit the repeat button and make what you know, what you like, and what’s easy. If your taste buds are craving something new, we have a solution to help you spice up your go-to meals, and add a few new ones to your cooking repertoire: Vevan P’Jack! Discover everything you need to know about this often elusive cheese, as well as delicious pepper jack cheese recipes to keep your menus fresh.

What is P’Jack Cheese? 

Before we jump into pepper jack cheese recipes, let’s give you a flavor for the flavor of our 100% awesome, 0% dairy P’Jack pepper jack cheese! Savory, spicy, and so so good, this plant-based cheese is the intersection of peppery heat and creamy perfection. With a blend of jalapeño, cayenne, and bell peppers, it gives just the pep you’ve been looking for in both shredded and sliced versions. 

People often ask if there is a difference between Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack cheese. With origins in 18th century Monterey, California, both cheeses are high-fat, semi-hard cheeses. In short, Pepper Jack is the same cheese as the mild, buttery Monterey Jack but with an added peppery kick.

In addition to being dairy-free, Vevan P’Jack is vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, non-GMO, preservative-free, soy-free, and includes probiotics, so you and all your family members and friends can join the P’Jack party! 

Is Pepper Jack Cheese Good for Melting? 

Crafted by our world-class cheesemakers, Vevan’s pepper jack cheese was made to melt! Whether it’s sprinkled atop your favorite Mexican dishes or starring in the role of our dairy-free cheese sauce, P’Jack melts with ease when you keep these two things in mind to optimize its ooey-gooey goodness:

  1. Hot, hot, hot – just like the heat it brings, Veven P’Jack should be heated at higher temperatures for the creamiest and best results! For baked dishes, expect to heat the oven to 425ºF or higher.
  2. Just a little bit longer – when concocting pepper jack cheese recipes using the stovetop or microwave, expect to stop and stir often and let the heat do the work to achieve the perfect melt. 

What Can You Use Pepper Jack Cheese For? 

Pepper Jack Cheese’s mild peppery zing is the perfect thing to give everyday dishes a little kick! Try swapping it in:

  • Mac-n-cheese – that’s right! Give this go-to favorite a facelift when you sub out cheddar with pepper jack. Add in other favorites like stewed tomatoes and bits of bacon to balance pepper jack’s heat and make dinner fun again. 
  • Grilled cheese – for a quick lunch or rainy day treat, whip up a grilled cheese with Vevan P’Jack! This melted marvel can melt any blues away in seconds. Pair with a cup of chili or your favorite side salad. 
  • Pizza – Friday = pizza! Pepper in some fun to the end of the week when you use P’Jack-Melts on your pizza. Top with your favorite Mexican toppings like tomato, corn, peppers, onions, olives, and more. 

The pepper jack hack can turn any overused recipe into a fresh, fun way to eat. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, stick with us for more pepper jack cheese recipes! 

Must-Try Pepper Jack Cheese Recipes 

Our kitchen crew specializes in building recipes around our product lines. If your regular lineup needs a lift, Vevan P’Jack is the center of each of these pepper jack cheese recipes, one for every meal of the day: 

  • P’Jack Breakfast Tostadas – this morning dish puts you on track for an amazing day! Enjoy a twist on the traditional egg handheld with this morning tostada recipe. Simply heat, season, and mash up one can of pinto beans, then prepare your eggs (or egg alternative) as desired. Top your tostada with a spicy slice of Vevan P’Jack-Melts, bean paste, eggs, and other favorite toppings. Raise a “tostada” to this easy new breakfast favorite!
  • Curried Chickpea Salad & P’Jack Pinwheels – who doesn’t love pinwheels? The variety of textures and flavors in these insanely delicious, outrageously awesome handhelds will surely make your head spin! Mash chickpeas and combine with celery, carrots, cashews, raisins or cranberries, scallions, fresh cilantro, vegan mayo, and curry powder – plus Vevan P’Jack-Shred for a little spice. Spread mixture over tortilla or flatbread, cover with greens of your choice, and roll tightly. Slice evenly into 8 pieces, and that’s a wrap! 
  • P’Jack Snax – on-the-go never tasted so good than with P’Jack Snax! Perfectly packaged with tart dried cranberries and smoky almonds, bite-sized cubes of P’Jack are just the pick-me-up you need to power through the afternoon. 
  • Ratatouille Bake w/ P’Jack-Melts – featuring all your favorite farm fresh veggies – squashes, peppers, and eggplant – this bake brings it all together with P’Jack-Melts, adding just the right amount of zesty zing. Not only is this a tasty dish, it’s an Insta-worthy crowd-pleaser! 

The (Pepper) Jack of All Trades

Creamy, tangy, delicious – pepper jack really is all the things, and it’s all you need to breathe new life into worn-out recipes. With just a little heat and a whole lot of versatility, it can turn any day or meal around with a few slices or sprinkles! 

Trying one of our pepper jack cheese recipes? Show us on social by tagging us @vevan.foods when you use our Vevan P’Jack cheese products.