Platter of Monterey Jack

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.

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Appearance

Natural, creamy white

Texture

Semi-soft, creamy, open

Flavor

Delicate, buttery, slight tartness

Serve.


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.

Pair.


Beer: Pilsner, Brown Ale, Lager
Wine: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolais, Pinot Gris

Cook.

How should you prep your cheese for best incorporation in your dish?
  Cold Surface Broil Oven-Recipe Oven-Surface Direct Heat
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Performance Notes - Some Wisconsin cheesemakers produce custom flavors of Monterey jack, a great way to feature a signature cheese. Provide an assortment of Monterey jack sticks and small blocks for your cheese case. Wheels should be cut in pie- or cake-shaped pieces (see cutting chart for details).

Recipes with Monterey Jack


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