Monterey Jack


: a semisoft whole-milk cheese with high moisture content

Examples of Monterey Jack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stir in chicken, crema, tortillas, and 1/2 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 Cheese Sauce Variations To switch up this cheese sauce, consider these variations: Cheese: Swap the Cheddar with Monterey Jack, Gouda, Gruyère, or other preferred cheeses for a unique flavor profile. Cynthia Graubart, Southern Living, 15 Apr. 2024 Instead of the creamy queso Paraguaya that’s traditional in the recipe, for instance, many chefs and cooks substitute similar cheeses like mozzarella, Muenster and Monterey Jack. Christina Morales, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 The Recipe 05 Scalloped Corn Casserole Monterey Jack and cream cheese make this corn casserole extra rich, and a little bit of thyme adds a welcome bright note. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 2 Feb. 2024 Here, peppercorns team with lemon, garlic, fennel, and olive oil, to turn mild Monterey Jack cheese into the life of the party. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2023 Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup each of Monterey Jack cheese and Cheddar cheese, and bake until cheese is melted, about 3 more minutes. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 9 Dec. 2023 Add cheese and whipping cream: Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 23 Nov. 2023 Ecuadorian-Style Potato Soup Milk and Monterey Jack cheese add richness and protein to this luscious, golden potato soup that’s Ellie Krieger’s take on Ecuadorian locro de papa. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023

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Word History


David Jack or Jacks †1907 California landowner

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Monterey Jack was in 1940

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“Monterey Jack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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