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  • n. A white, mild, American cheese similar to cheddar.


Named after the Jacks family of Monterey, California. (Wiktionary)


  • While that's cooking, shred some cheese I like Monterey Jack, American, cheddar, or Colby, clean and cut up some organic iceberg lettuce, and get out any other toppings you want, like sour cream or roasted peppers.

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  • "Artisan cheese is a tough business," said Beau Schoch, who in 2009 began selling an aged Monterey Jack and a Dutch-style edam made at his family's dairy in Salinas.

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  • Among her favorite squash blossom recipes: a thin, flat omelet with Monterey Jack cheese and flecks of sliced blossoms and fresh basil, and a risotto sweetened with yellow tomatoes and dotted with summer squash and ribbons of squash blossoms.

    A Flower to Savor

  • Two strips of turkey bacon, one slice Monterey Jack cheese and egg salad, plus yogurt and fruit.

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  • Toast 2 slices rustic country bread, then place 1 slice Monterey Jack cheese on 1 piece of toast and broil until cheese is melted.

    Super Super Bowl Sandwiches

  • Some of the early favorites are the Mousetrap, with Tillamook sharp cheddar, creamy havarti and Monterey Jack; and the Windy City with provolone, roast beef, garlic butter and Chicago-style marinated peppers.

    American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

  • I prefer cheddar, but you can try different cheeses like American, Swiss, Monterey Jack, etc.

    Mosh Potatoes

  • Shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, sour cream and lime wedges, for garnish

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  • VARIATION 3: Instead of Monterey Jack, try any other crumbled or shredded cheese.

    The Skinnygirl Dish

  • Instead of feta cheese, try any sharp cheese like Monterey Jack or any crumbled or shredded Mexican cheese.

    The Skinnygirl Dish


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