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Kitchen Dictionary: jack cheese

A semisoft cheese with a buttery-ivory color and a mild flavor similar to American muenster. Named after its creator, David Jacks, a cheesemaker near Monterey, California. Jack cheese is made from pasteurized whole, partly skimmed or skimmed cow's milk. Unaged jack is ripened for a week, has high moisture and good melting properties making it good for sandwiches and cooked dishes. Some versions include jalapeno chile, garlic and dill. Aged (dry) jack is a pale yellow color with a firm texture and a rich, sharp, slightly nutty flavor. Aged jack is often used as a grating cheese and can be found in specialty cheese shops.

plural: jack cheese

Ethnicity: American Ingredient

Season: available year-round

Substitutions: muenster, gouda, bel paese, samsoe

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, shredded
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 421
Calories from Fat 307 (73%)
Total Fat 34.2g 52%
Saturated Fat 21.5g 107%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 605mg 25%
Potassium 91mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 27.7g 55%

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