It was not too long ago when some friends of ours said they were heading up north Wisconsin to visit some friends and that there was some cheese, the best cheese, in Wisconsin there. They had asked if I wanted some to bring back, and I said sure, get me twenty dollars worth of cheese, a mixture of a creamy blue, and some cheddar. I love soft blue cheese. I truly do. About a week later, I met up with them at our kids baseball game, and she forked over a bag of cheese, as promised, and she also threw in a blended cheese called Jamaican Jerk. They were not too pleased with the blend, however she said that I could probably make something out of it. I did. This pizza.
At first bite, I really did not care for the cheese to be quiet honest with you, however I wasn’t going to let it go to waste. I figured I was going to make a queso fundido out of it, and then it sparked of how much I love Jamaican jerk chicken, that I would make a pizza out of it as I already had made a batch of pizza dough for the family.
Let’s get started.
- 1 batch of your favorite pizza dough, rolled or tossed to your desire
- 2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded
- 2 1/2 cups of Jamaican Jerk cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup of your favorite pizza sauce
That’s it. Pretty simple. The Jamaican Jerk cheese is actually a blend of a mozzarella style jack cheese so it went perfect when melted.
Start by preheating your oven to the highest temperature, mine only goes to 500. If you have a pizza stone, preheat that as well.
Next, get your dough tossed or rolled out to your desired thickness. I went a bit on the thinner side on this pizza.
Spread a thin amount of pizza sauce on the pizza. Top with the Jamaican jerk cheese, and then add the shredded chicken. If you have some cheese left over, sprinkle it onto the chicken.
Place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is nice and golden and the cheese is nice and melted.
I’ll admit, the result was pretty darn good. The cheese did still have some of the funk that it had when eaten by itself, but the pizza sauce, along with the chicken somewhat balanced it out.
Have you ever tried Jamaican jerk cheese? What are your thoughts? Hope you enjoy!