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Re: Jack Monterey, which cheese/s here, compare?

Edam or St. Paulin are my normal substitutions for MJ (or they were until last week anyway! )
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Re: Jack Monterey, which cheese/s here, compare?

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Edam or St. Paulin are my normal substitutions for MJ (or they were until last week anyway! )
Many thanks for that, good to know. I think I wasn't too far off the mark then, with my blend.
I did think it must have been St. Paulin, that TheSpouse was referring to earlier.
Cheers.
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Re: Jack Monterey, which cheese/s here, compare?

Monterey Jack is back in stock at El Maiz in Zurich or you can get it from me at my market in ZH next Wednesday (or from the Rappi Bier factory this Saturday) or I can post anywhere around Switzerland. The cheese is not on my web site so PM me your order and I'll send with a payment slip.

185gr "buttons" are 8.00
1.25 Kg blocks are 27.00
plus 9.50 post (free delivery over 120.00)
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Re: Jack Monterey, which cheese/s here, compare?

When we haven't had a chance to order monterrey jack from Grumpy, or make a trip to el Maiz, a good subsitute for us is asiago (an Italian cheese). Mild, sort of dry, melts well. I find that both the mild Swiss cheeses, and young gouda have a tang that seems not quite right. In a pinch though, it's ok.

I was at el Maiz on Tuesday in fact, and they also have a Queso blanco, which, while not quite the same as Queso fresca (I think I've spelled that right), it's pretty close and goes really well with roasted poblano chilies. Yum.
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When we haven't had a chance to order monterrey jack from Grumpy, or make a trip to el Maiz, a good subsitute for us is asiago (an Italian cheese). Mild, sort of dry, melts well. I find that both the mild Swiss cheeses, and young gouda have a tang that seems not quite right. In a pinch though, it's ok.

I was at el Maiz on Tuesday in fact, and they also have a Queso blanco, which, while not quite the same as Queso fresca (I think I've spelled that right), it's pretty close and goes really well with roasted poblano chilies. Yum.
Asiago would certainly make a great alternative to MJ (and to be honest it is a much nicer cheese!).
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Re: Jack Monterey, which cheese/s here, compare?

Manchego (Spanish cheese) is a good substitute for MJ, and you can purchase it at any supermarket. When the Manchego is melted it tastes quite similar with just a little bit more flavor. I use it for all of my enchiladas & quesadillas.
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The Monterey Jack arrived yesterday and I'll be doing a free tasting at our market in the ZH HB today from 10 8 - I'd appreciate some feedback from all you Americans as I've no idea what the real thing should taste like!
I have this UK made Monterey Jack back in my cheese shop in Zürichs Viadukt market. It's not on display, just available "under the counter" so you need to ask for it. Price is 23.00 / Kg.
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