The Cheesiest Jalapeno Pull-Apart Bread

Nothing says party food like a cheesy, spicy pull-apart bread – and we dare say, this will be one is the cheesiest you've ever tried.

Wisconsin Cheese The Cheesiest Jalapeno Pull-Apart Bread Recipe
Active Time
20 minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Monterey Jack or Mozzarella can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the butter, chives, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cut breat into 1-inch, vertical strips, leaving a 1/2 inch at base of the loaf. (Take care not to cut all the way through the bread.) Rotate bread 90 degrees; cut 1-inch strips, creating a crosshatch, diamond pattern in bread.
  4. Spoon butter mixture into spaces between diamonds. Set aside 1/4 cup monterey jack. Insert the mozzarella and remaining monterey jack into spaces. Top with jalapeno peppers and reserved monterey jack.
  5. Wrap loaf in foil; place on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

  • Avoid touching face when handling jalapeno peppers. Consider wearing gloves, as oils may burn skin.
  • For less spicy heat, remove seeds and membranes from jalapenos before slicing.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Wisconsin cheesemakers produce over 1 billion pounds of mozzarella cheese each year. Mozzarella rates second only to cheddar in popularity within the U.S.

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