Scotsman David Jacks first produced Monterey Jack in Monterey, California in the 1890s, and this popular cheese retains its place name even when made elsewhere. Available plain or flavored, it has a delicate, buttery and slightly tart flavor and a creamy, open texture. It is an excellent melter.
Natural, creamy white
Semi-soft, creamy, open
Delicate, buttery, slight tartness
Add flavor to pizzas, casseroles and sandwiches with plain or flavored Monterey Jack. Use one of the spicy flavored Monterey Jacks for nachos. Try dill, pesto or morel and leek Jack in an omelet. Kids love Monterey Jack cut into sticks; add fruit or vegetables for a healthy, energizing snack.
Goes Well With:
Mexican-style ingredients, fruit, apple pie, quesadillas, poultry Fruity wines like Riesling, Colombard or Rhine; spicy Jacks are great with lager beers or Belgian-style ales