London - Monterey Jack cheese?
My American friends and I are dying for a good homemade Mexican meal. I've looked at Whole Foods, Sainsburys, M&S, and Waitrose for Monterey Jack cheese. Has anyone had any luck?
I've never seen it in a supermarket either. If you want to try a few more places, there's the John Lewis food hall, Selfridge's, Harrod's or maybe the new, smallish food hall at Fortnum & Mason. I see taco ingredients in every store. I wonder what people use when they make those... maybe cheddar.
Nope, never. I sometimes buy the "Mexican" cheese at Tesco which is a mix of different cheeses and is about the closest I've found.
I didn't grow up with Monterey Jack on my Mexican food so I'm pretty happy buying Red Leicester.
A Google on MJ on UK sites produces some good giggles (although the jokes do appear to be nationally stereotypical).
But one mentions that it's available in some branches of Tesco. And another mentions that a "genuine recipe" version is made in Wales (although it may prove to be the British equivalent of American attempts to make Cheddar.
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