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Monterey Jack Cheese

mtlmaven Feb 20, 2010 05:05 PM

I am making a recipe that calls for Monterey Jack Cheese which I can't seem to find anywhere. Does anyone know of a good substitute which that I could use?

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  1. Cherylptw RE: mtlmaven Feb 20, 2010 05:15 PM

    You can use provolone, manchego or colby, which tastes like a very mild cheddar

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      paulj RE: Cherylptw Feb 20, 2010 07:46 PM

      It's an old California derivative of Mexican (and in turn Spanish) cheese. It's white (none of the common cheddar yellow coloring), mild, and melts well. There's a dry aged version that can work for grating on pasta, but your recipe probably calls for the mild.

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      Sharuf RE: mtlmaven Feb 21, 2010 03:57 AM

      What is the most common, inexpensive, mild-flavored, melt-able white cheese in your area? That should do it.

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