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".
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.
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.
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