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You Don’t Know (Monterey) Jack


Learn more about the cheese named after a man and a town.

A semisoft cheese with a mild flavour, Monterey Jack has a texture that is creamy yet firm, and while it’s light, there’s a tiny bit of tang.

Monterey Jack gets its name from a combination of where it was created – Monterey, California – and its creator – David Jack.

This all-American cheese goes great with Mexican or Spanish dishes and melts very well.

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