Type: Appetizer
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Ready in: 35 min.
Servings: 6

Make this party starter with a mix of sweet & spicy peppers!


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. In a bowl, mix together ½ cup Beemster Leyden, cream cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. Arrange the peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet and stuff with cream cheese mixture. Top peppers with remaining ½ cup Beemster Leyden.

  4. Bake until golden brown and cheese is bubbling, 20–25 min.


  • 1 cup (100g) shredded Beemster Leyden

  • 1 8-oz (230g) pkg cream cheese, softened

  • ½ tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 6 jalapeños, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 6 sweet mini bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded


Serve these peppers with a selection of additional toppings, such as avocado, salsa, diced tomatoes, pickled onions and chopped chives.

Cheeses Mentioned

Paradiso Vintage

Inspired by Italy and made in Holland, Paradiso Vintage is bold and sharp with mouthwatering flavor. 

Pairs with:

Pinot grigio, Chianti, Zinfandel, amber/farmhouse ale Perfect for pairing with antipasti and salami! Serve with olives, artichoke hearts and pepperoncini or grill with roasted tomatoes on ciabatta. Grate atop simple cheese & cracked pepper pasta (similar to cacio e pepe).