Meaning of Monterey Jack in English:

Monterey Jack

Pronunciation /ˌmɒntəreɪ ˈdʒak/


(also Monterey cheese)
mass noun
  • A kind of cheese resembling Cheddar.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Or make them Mexican by mashing them, adding Monterey Jack cheese and diced jalapeño, and serving in flour tortillas.’
    • ‘The new Grilled Vegetable flavor offers a blend of vegetables and mozzarella cheese; the Salsa features tomatoes, green peppers and Monterey Jack cheese; and the Roasted Onion flavor is purely vegan.’
    • ‘I vary the meal by using different types of tortillas, such as sun-dried tomato, or adding fat-free pepper Jack cheese.’
    • ‘The chef mixes shrimp and crab with Jack cheese, white wine and a touch of cilantro, then finishes the dish with a mayonnaise.’
    • ‘She sighed to herself and undid the green wrapping that encased her bagel, turkey, and Monterey Jack cheese sandwich.’
    • ‘But I did have a sample of a farmhouse Monterey Jack cheese flavored with the California pollen and found it surprisingly good, so I'm keeping an open mind.’
    • ‘I liked the Texas burger, made with Monterey Jack cheese and BBQ sauce.’


1940s named after David Jacks (born David Jack; 1822–1909), Scottish-born dairy rancher who first produced the cheese in Monterey County, California, in the 1880s.