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Monterey Jack is an American semi-hard cheese made using cow's milk. It is commonly sold by itself, or mixed with Colby to make a marbled cheese known as Colby-Jack (or Co-Jack). Cheddar-Jack varieties are also available.
Most of the softer types generally found in American markets are aged for only one month, while another variety of Monterey Jack is aged for up to six months. A special kind of it found in Spain is aged for about one year.
An aged version of this cheese, known as Dry jack, can be churned or grated and used much like Parmesan cheese.
Another version called Pepper jack mixes hot peppers with Monterey Jack for flavor. Pepper jack is often used as an alternative cheese in dishes such as quesadillas, but can be eaten with bread or crackers as a snack.
Because of its low content of tyramine, an organic compound thought to be associated with headaches, it is frequently recommended as one of the few cheeses that are safe to eat for migraine sufferers.
Monterey jack cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Monterey jack cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 cup, diced||132|
|1 cup, shredded||113|
|1 cubic inch||17|
|1 slice (1 oz)||28|
|1 package (6 oz)||170|
|British (UK) term:||Monterey jack cheese|
|en français:||fromage Monterey Jack|
|en español:||queso Monterey Jack|
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