One of the first American artisan cheeses, this aged monterey jack is rubbed with cocoa powder and black pepper with a nutty, pale yelllow interior.
The Vella family has been making artisan cheese in Sonoma, California since 1931. This dry jack is aged an extra 7-10 months to achieve its dry texture and nutty flavor. Well suited to be shaved over a salad, or melted on a grilled cheese.
- MILK: pasteurized cow’s milk
- TASTING: dry, salty, hard
- SERVING: melted on a grilled cheese sandwich, grated over soups
PAIRING: dark lagers, chardonnay, dried fruits and nuts
- REGION OF ORIGIN: United States
- MADE IN UNITED STATES