Monterey Jack is a cow's milk cheese, which is very common in different ripeness and styles, especially in the western United States. The name goes back to David Jacks from Monterey, California, who began producing and marketing cheese in 1890 in the tradition of local Franciscans. Since 1955, his official name is set as Monterey Jack, other common names are Sonoma Jack or just Jack.
Monterey Jack cheese is usually yellow, with red and dry crust, has a slightly creamy texture with medium-sized holes, its fat content is less than 50%. Because of its texture that is very firm, it can be cut into slices or grated. It can be used in salads, quesadillas, fondue or lasagna.
Monterey cheese Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Monterey cheese is composed of 41.01% water, 0.68% carbohydrates, 24.48% protein, and 30.28% fat. If you consume you will get 0 grams of protein. It is equal to 0 percent of the 46 grams of protein women should include in their daily diet and 0 percent of the 56 grams men need on a daily basis, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same a 100 gram reference serving of monterey cheese provides 373 calories and is a very rich source of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), and Vitamin A (total, RAE) (35.45%, 34.58%, and 28.29% of the Daily Value, respectively). This means if your diet contains monterey cheese, it helps your body to break down fats and carbohydrates into energy, convert proteins into simpler amino acids for usage, maintain abundant energy supply and it is effective against lipid peroxidation of tissuesincrease of neurological dysfunctionthe progression of age-related lens opacification. At the same time it contains a considerable amount of Calcium, Phosphorus and Sodium attaining 74.6%, 63.43% and 40% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.