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Monterey Jack Syllabification: Mon·te·rey Jack
(also Monterey cheese or Jack cheese)

Definition of Monterey Jack in English:

noun

A kind of cheese resembling cheddar.
Example sentences
  • Spanish rice, beans, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, sour cream and salsa are wrapped in a twelve inch flour tortilla to make a hefty meal.
  • Add corn and Monterey Jack cheese, blending well.
  • It plays a smothering defense with a tortilla wrap that is covered with melted Monterey Jack cheese.

Origin

From the name of Monterey County, California, where it was first made; the origin of Jack is unknown.

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