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Jalapeño Cheese Crackers

With shredded cheese and chunks of jalapeños generously spread throughout, these 6-ingredient, gluten-free, Jalapeño Cheese Crackers are irresistibly delicious to snack on as is. They also make a delicious addition to a cheese platter or served as appetizers loaded with a plethora of toppings.

I’ve partnered with Mahon-Menorca Cheese and Thought for Food & Son to bring y’all these Jalapeño Cheese Crackers!

Photo Jalapeno Cheese Cracker Platter

What are the ingredients needed to make these Jalapeño Cheese Crackers?

  1. Gluten-free flour (or can use whole wheat or all-purpose flour)
  2. Salt
  3. Pepper
  4. Cheese
  5. Coconut oil melted (can omit coconut oil and use 4 tbsp butter for a richer cracker)
  6. Butter melted
  7. Jalapeño
  8. Almond milk or your favorite milk (at room temp)

These crackers came about because of my love for a loaf of jalapeño cheddar bread…

Photo Ingredients For Jalapeno Cheese Crackers With Mahon Cheese

The inspiration behind these crackers…

Crusty sourdough bread studded with gobs of cheese and chunks of jalapeño was my weakness, when I worked in a bakery during my college years. When those warm loaves came out of the oven, the smell was intoxicating!

Part of my job was to slice up some of those warm loaves of cheesy jalapeño bread and scatter the samples around the bakery, so the aroma worked it’s magic.

Most days, we used to be sold out of those cheesy jalapeño bread loaves within a couple of hours. However, on those rare days when there was a loaf lingering around when it was time for me to clock out, I would excitingly pay my employee discount and bring it home with me to savor, lightly toasted with nothing more than a hot cup of sweet coffee to keep it company.

Recently, I had been musing about those crusty cheesy jalapeño bread loaves to my daughter when I received some samples of Mahón – Menorca cheese. Having had the pleasure of enjoying Mahón – Menorca cheese in these Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes, I couldn’t help thinking how well it would pair with jalapeños.

Photo Making Jalapeno Cheese Crackers With Mahon Cheese

In case you are not familiar with Mahón-Menorca cheese, it is a gastronomic treasure for making sauces, garnishing meat, fish and vegetables, and making stuffed dishes like stuffed cannelloni or peppers, as well. It comes to us from the island of Menorca in Spain from traditional, family owned farms where cattle roam and graze freely. By the way, UNESCO has declared Menorca a Biosphere Reserve and ancestral procedures are used by farmers in the cheese making process.

There are three varieties of Mahón-Menorca cheese: Tender, Semi-Cured, & Vintage or Mature. You can find out more about these three varieties of
Mahón-Menorca here on their website.

As I make homemade crackers from time to time, my daughter suggested why not make some Jalapeño Cheese Crackers with the Mahón – Menorca cheese. And, that is what I did.

Photo of Easy Versatile Jalapeno Cheese Crackers

Substitutions…

I used gluten free flour and a bit of coconut oil and butter. But, you can easily substitute whole wheat flour or all purpose flour for the GF flour and use all butter for a richer, more buttery, cracker.

While I used Semi-Cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese, you can use any cheese you prefer. Cheddar and Gouda cheese work well in this cracker recipe too. And, those 2 cheeses are great for those who might be lactose intolerant.

With shredded cheese and chunks of jalapenos generously spread throughout, these 6-ingredient, gluten-free, Jalapeño Cheese Crackers are irresistibly delicious to snack on as is. They also make a delicious addition to a cheese platter.

Photo of Easy Tomato Jalapeno Cheese Cracker Appetizers

And, they can also be turned into some delicious appetizers for your next get-together by topping them with:
1) a small slab of Mahón-Menorca Cheese, sliced grape tomatoes, chopped jalapeño, and a smidge of peach preserves.
2) a small slab of Mahón-Menorca Cheese, any leftover Christmas ham, chopped jalapeño, and a dollop of peach preserves .

Tomato Jalapeno Cheese Cracker Appetizers Photo

By the way, if you are looking to purchase Mahón-Menorca Cheese, it can be found nationwide at Whole Foods, and at other fine retailers such as Fairway Markets, Harris Teeter, Saveway, Kroger, Murray’s, Central Markets, Costco, Gourmet Garage, West Side Markets, Zabar’s, Central and Town & Country Markets in Seattle and at the best specialty stores all over the country.

Photo of Easy Tomato Jalapeno Cheese Cracker Appetizers

Jalapeno Cheese Crackers

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

With shredded Cheese and chunks of jalapenos generously spread throughout, these 6-ingredient, gluten-free, Jalapeño Cheese Crackers are irresistibly delicious to snack on as is. They also make a delicious addition to a cheese platter or served as appetizers loaded with delicious toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour (or can use whole wheat or all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup Mahón-Menorca Semi-Cured Cheese shredded
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted (can omit coconut oil and use 4 tbsp butter for a richer cracker)
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tbsp chopped jalapeno
  • 4 tbsp milk (at room temp)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Add flour, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix with a spoon.
  3. Then add in the Semi-cured Mahón-Menorca Cheese and mix well.
  4. Then add in the coconut oil (if using), butter and milk and mix well. If you are using GF flour, the mixture might be crumbly, but don't worry, the crackers will bake up beautifully crisp and firm.
  5. Roll dough out, or flatten with fingers. Then, using a cookie cutter, cut crackers out and place on a parchment or silpat-lined baking tray.
  6. Once all the crackers are laid out on the baking tray, using a fork, poke homes in the crackers.
  7. Bake them in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool before enjoying.

If making into appetizers:

  1. Top the Jalapeño Cheese Crackers with more Mahón-Menorca Cheese, sliced grape tomatoes, chopped jalapenos, and peach preserves/jam or Mahón-Menorca Cheese, sliced leftover ham, chopped jalapenos, and peach preserves/jam and broil 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts a bit. Serve appetizers warm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 50 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 59Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 3g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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With shredded Mahón-Menorca Cheese and chunks of jalapenos generously spreaded throughout, these 6-ingredient, gluten-free, Jalapeño Cheese Crackers are irresistibly delicious to snack on as is. They also make a delicious addition to a cheese platter or served as appetizers loaded with delicious toppings #mahónmenorcacheese, #cheesefromspain, #eurocheeses

Mary

Sunday 7th of January 2024

These look yummy, can’t wait to make. How long will these crackers keep? Thank you.

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These crackers look so good and I want to try them, but what kind of cheese can I use I stead of the Mahon Menorca? Thank you so much for your recipes!!

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These crackers look so good, Shashi. I love them!

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