Friday, 14 September 2012


Monterey Jack is a hard American cheese although like many unprotected cheeses - can be made anywhere in the world and still be called Monterey Jack (this is a Welsh piece of Monterey Jack). It is similar to cheddar - with its slighly rubbery solid texture like a mild cheddar, but with a richer flavour of a more mature cheddar (although it doesnt have that sharp zing of a strong mature cheddar). The cheese originates from the the Mexican Friars of Monterey, California in the 19th Century, but was first commercially produced by Californian businessman David Jack who called it Jack's Cheese before it eventually became known as Monterey Jack. Also it is apparently a very good cheese for migraiane sufferers! Dont get a headache get some Monterey Jack!

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