Fridays at Jim’s Cheese, LLC in Waterloo, Wisconsin are hot – even in December. Making Habanero Ghost Cheese creates a slight tickling in the nose and an undeniable effort to stifle the tear ducts.
The Southern customer request for a cheese hotter than Habanero came in September of 2011. Then owner, Jim Peschel quickly dreamt up a secret recipe using Habanero Jack as a foundation, while adding the seasonings of Ghost Peppers. What resulted has been described as “tongue numbing” and often accompanied by a warning sign on retail shelves and websites. Habanero Ghost is sold in (2) 5 pound loaves or 7 pounds of random weight pieces
Ghost Peppers, or their native name, Bhut Jolokia grow north of the Himalayas in the Indian states of Assam and Nagaland. Second only to the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper, the Ghost Pepper is dubbed as one the hottest known peppers in the world. Ghost is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco Sauce, listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the worlds’ hottest chili peppers, and is currently making grown men cry (Sampling Ghost Cheese). Still skeptical? Try it for yourself.
Jim’s Cheese also has a small delicatessen – Jim’s Cheese Pantry. Here, on their new menu, Jim’s will dare you to try their “Knock Your Socks Off” Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich“. Should one be brave enough to accept the challenge; your taste buds will be introduced to a deliciously hot combination of Habanero Ghost Cheddar, jalapeno peppers and onions on fresh sour dough bread.