Share this entry

Monterey Jack Line breaks: Mon|terey Jack
Pronunciation: /mɒntəreɪˈdʒak/
(also Monterey cheese or North American Jack cheese)

Definition of Monterey Jack in English:


[mass 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.


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

Definition of Monterey Jack in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources