Monterey Jack is a creamy white cheese with mild to mellow flavors. Its consistency varies with maturity. The origin of Jack cheese is credited to Spanish Franciscan friars who came to Monterey, California from Mexico in the 1700s. Monterey Jack is a favorite in Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, often blended with other cheeses such as Cheddar or a traditional Hispanic cheese such as Asadero.
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