This is just what the name implies a big tossed salad with lots of veggies and chunks of cheese. My niece in-law started making this salad at our family get togethers and it's just wonderful. I actually use the Parmesan Italian dressing from Good Seasons because it has a wonderful flavor. You can use any dressing you want. A balsamic vinaigrette is good too! I buy the bricks of Monterey Jack cheese and cube it myself.