This was THE BEST EVER! So moist and so much flavor with just the right amount of 'kick' to it. I loved loved LOVED this and so did my guest! This gets more than 5 stars! and a double blue ribbon! :)
Adjust oven rack to center position; heat oven to 400℉ (200℃).
Grate cheese (1 cup) and mince jalapeno peppers (¼ cup).
In a mixing bowl, combine corn, cornmeal, egggs, salt, baking soda, buttermilk, oil, ½ cup cheese and peppers.
Put butter in a 1½ quart casserole or 9-inch oven -proof frying pan; heat in oven until butter is hot.
Pour cornbread mixture into the pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake until golden, about 35 minutes.