hatch chile

Authentic New Mexico Hatch Chiles are a favorite Southwestern chile. These chiles are named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico. Growers say that the intense sunlight and cool nights in this valley result in a uniquely flavored chile. Hatch chiles are a distant parent to the Anaheim chile with a meaty flesh and mild to medium hot heat.

Hatch chiles can be used in a broad range of Latin dishes. They can be easily seeded and added to soups, stews, and dips, or enjoyed whole when roasted with meats or stuffed with cheese. Unlike other chile varieties, New Mexico Hatch Chiles are only available for 6 weeks each year during the months of August and September.

In the Southwest, it is not uncommon to see consumers buying 30 to 40 pounds of Hatch chiles at one time due to the short growing season. Then the chiles get roasted at home or even roasted in large chile roasters outside the store to prepare them for storage. The storage of these chiles handles well in the freezer and then they can be taken out as needed for recipes.

Five exciting New Mexico Hatch Chile Roasting events are being held in front of selected Bristol Farms stores. Although we will be roasting in five locations only, product will be available in all stores starting August 7, 2013.



Mild — Big Jim variety

Hot — Sandia 88 variety

Extra Hot — Lumbre variety

Westchester
Saturday August 17th

8:00am - 2:00pm
8448 Lincoln Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045

South Pasadena
Saturday August 24th

8:00am - 2:00pm
606 Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Santa Monica
Saturday August 24th

8:00am - 2:00pm
*Live Broadcast with Chef Jet Tila
from 10am - 12pm
3105 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Newport Beach
Saturday August 31st

8:00am - 2:00pm
810 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

La Jolla
Saturday September 7th

8:00am - 2:00pm
8510 Genesee Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92122

Keep an eye out for some of the following new products and traditional Bristol products featuring new recipes incorporating Hatch Chiles!

In our Bakery
Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies
Hatch Chile Scones
Hatch Chile Cornbread

In our Deli
Hatch Chile Potato Salad
New Mexico Chicken Chili with Hatch Chiles

In our Cheese Department
Hatch Chile Cream Cheese
Hatch Chile Cheddar

In our Meat Department
Hatch Chile Chicken Sausage

In our Cafe
Hatch Chile Omelet
Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese
Hatch Chile Bristol Burger


Hatch Pepper Cheddar is made in the heart of Wisconsin’s dairy land, near Kiel Wisconsin by Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese company. Henning’s was started in 1914 by Otto and Norma Henning who devoted their lives to producing quality cheese. Henning’s gets their milk from small local farmers who pasture feed their cows along with feeding them a natural balanced diet.

Hatch Pepper Cheddar is aged creamy white cheddar mixed with authentic roasted hatch peppers from Hatch New Mexico. This cheddar is a nice balance of aged cheddar and slightly spicy peppers.

Try cooking with our Hatch Pepper cheddar! Great for grilled cheese, quesadilla’s, enchilada’s, cheeseburgers... The possibilities are endless!

Click here for tasty recipes using Hatch Pepper Cheddar!