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Peppery Potluck Squares

Main Ingredient: Cheese

Yield: 12 servings

Photo and Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.


  • Cornmeal
  • 2 Cup (8 oz.) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cold pack cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup (4 oz.) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 Jar (2 oz.) pimentos, diced
  • 1 Can (4 ounces) jalapeño peppers, drained and chopped
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle cornmeal in buttered 9-inch square pan, coating pan well. Cream all of the cheeses until well-blended; add garlic powder, oregano and cumin. Beat in eggs. Stir in pimentos and jalapeños. Add cayenne pepper; mix ingredients well. Spread mixture in pan, smoothing top. Bake 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into bite-size cubes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  2. Tips: This recipe is particularly spicy. For a milder version, reduce the amount of jalapeño peppers. For a tangier flavor, substitute Asiago cheese for Parmesan cheese.

Suggested Cheeses

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese Food

Black Creek® Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food is a rich and nutty cheese spread crafted with premium Black Creek® aged Cheddar. Its texture is wonderfully creamy and spreads easily onto crackers, bread and vegetables.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Gregg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

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