Milk: Cows Milk
Monterey Jack was developed by a California Scot, David Jacks in 1882 (some sources state 1916). Monterey Jacks consistency depends on its maturity; mostly softer varieties (common in American supermarkets) is aged for one month, while grating Jack is aged for upwards of 6 months. Older Jacks are smeared with oil and pepper to maintain softer rinds. Monterey Jack has a buttery, bland taste and melts easily.