Monterey Jack Cheese

Monterey Jack is an American semi-hard cheese made using cows' milk. It is commonly sold by itself, or mixed with Colby cheese to make a marbled cheese known as Colby-Jack (or Co-Jack).

In its earliest form, Monterey Jack was made by the Franciscan friars of Monterey, California, during the 1800s. A Californian businessman by the name of David Jack first began to mass market the cheese. He produced a mild, white cheese, which came to be known at first as "Jack's Cheese", and eventually "Monterey Jack".

Another version called Pepper jack mixes hot peppers with Monterey Jack for a zesty flavour. Pepper jack is often used as an alternative cheese in dishes such as quesadillas.

In the UK, El Paso market Monterey Jack as Mexican cheese. If Mexican cheese or Monterey Jack is called for in a recipe, unless you are really picky, I would use Cheddar cheese as a substitute. It is markedly cheaper and to my palate, not a great deal different.

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Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Monterey Jack cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Monterey Jack cheese.

The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns

Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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