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October is American Cheese Month, a 31-day celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses. Celebrate by experimenting with bold cheese flavors that showcase the talents of cheesemakers who bring uncommon cheese to market and  do it with a little Halloween flair.

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Vampire Slayer Jalapeño Poppers
By Face Rock Creamery
Ingredients
  • 10 Jalapenos
  • 20 Face Rock Creamery Vampire Slayer Garlic Cheddar Curds
  • 6 oz (about 20 slices) Pancetta
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Use a pairing knife to slice each jalapeno in half lengthwise, cutting through the stem so part of it remains on each half. Use the knife to gently scrape all of the seeds out of the jalapenos.
  3. Place one Face Rock Creamery Vampire Slayer Garlic Cheddar Curd inside each sliced jalapeno. If the curd is too wide, cut it length-wise and place one or both pieces in the jalapeno slice.
  4. Wrap each jalapeno half in 1 slice of pancetta and place them on a baking sheet, cheese side up.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until curds melt, and pancetta becomes dark and crispy.
  6. Transfer to serving dish and allow poppers to cool slightly before serving.