Monterey Jack is a semi hard cheese American cheese. It has a smooth texture to a very mild flavor with a slight sweetness. It is very popular in Mexican dishes, melts easily and is used in many appetizers and snack foods. Jack cheese can be aged for long periods, which allows it to take on the properties of cheese like Cheddar. It melts beautifully, turning smooth and creamy with out becoming greasy or grainy. It goes will with Mexican and Spanish cuisine. It is a great substitute for Mozzarella as it has more flavor. It is in our shredded cheese mixed with Colby cheese. All made right here.