Been awhile since I smoked anything or made sausage. I tried Rytek's recipe for Fresh Jalapeno Sausage for 25 pounds. ALX sent me some of dehydrated jalapenos earlier in the year. It called for 5 pounds of shredded cheese. I used the high temp cheddar cheese instead. It tastes good, but I think next time I will cut the cheese in half if I use the cubes. Don't know if shredded would make a difference. I cooked some up and the taste is great. It's a cheesy sausage and I like cheese, so it will do, I guess. If anyone wants me to post the recipe, let me know.