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Monterey Jack Cheese

Legend has it that this cheese was so named because the Monterey dairyman David Jacks produced the cheese and shipped it to San Francisco in the late 1800s. It is a high-moisture, young, mild cheese that melts well. The soft flavor is a perfect complement to spicy Southwestern, Tex-mex and Mexican dishes.

There are lower fat versions made with skim or part skim milk. I have found these to be excellent products with the same creamy taste and melting properties.

1 ounce cheese = 91 calories, 6 fat, 4g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 7g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 243mg sodium, 20mg cholesterol

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Recipes Using Monterey Jack Cheese

Mexican Style Risotto with Whitefish
Roasted Southwestern Acorn Squash
Chipotle Jack Grilled Grit Cakes
Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Corn Quesadillas
Lentil Chili
Black Bean and Corn Taco Salad (with Chicken)
Southwestern Frittata
Creamy Poblano and Chicken Soup
Chopped Salad Tacos
Pantry Meals: Quick Tacos | Low Sodium Quick Tacos
Fish Enchiladas