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Cheese Monterey Jack Organic
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Jack cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese is a cooked, semi-soft whole milk or skim milk cheese. When aged or dry it resembles Cheddar, but when soft and unaged it is similar to Muenster in flavor. Aged varieties are usually found only locally in California, but the softer variety and a soft version with jalapeno peppers (Pepper Jack or Jalapeno Jack) are widely available throughout the U.S. The most widely told story of its origin, is that it was first made in Monterey, California and named for 19th century California land owner David Jacks. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,