Start with a dozen jalapeño and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove or leave in the seeds depending on much heat you like. Mix the cheeses, shallots and garlic together in a small bowl. Stuff the cheese mixture into the pepper.
Cut a package of bacon in half then wrap the jalapeño halves in the bacon and secure with toothpicks. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the peppers on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 25 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and the cheese is melted.
If you like you can put the two halves of the pepper together and then wrap with bacon.
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Recipe courtesy of Nancy Olson, Finalist in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest