Monterey Jack or “Jack” Cheese: A semi-hard cheese with a mild flavor and sweet creamy overtones. Jack is a uniquely American Cheese originating from Monterey, California, U.S.A., where it was first made in the early 1900s.
Did anyone say cheese sauce? Monterey Jack is your answer.
Grilled cheese? Monterey Jack.
Quesadillas? Monterey Jack.
What should you stuff your Jalapeno poppers with? Monterey Jack.
That's because this delightful cheese has a low melting point, thus working very well in any heated applications where a mild cheese flavor and smooth melt is required.