Colby Jack is a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese from USA, which is produced by combining Monterey Jack cheese and Colby cheeses. This is a marbled golden, white and orange cheese, which has a very funny and trendy texture. The visually enticing Colby jack cheese is sold in half-moon or full-moon shapes. The flavor of the cheese ranges from mild to mellow and its taste varies from sweet and sharp to tangy.
At times the Colby Jack is also known as Cojack. The cheese is also valued for its high nutritional content. It is a rich source of calcium and is high in saturated fats. The softness of the Colby Jack is often compared to the Mozzarella cheese.
This is a stirred curd cheese and it is not meant to aged. And the cheese melts nicely when grated.
Culinary Uses of Colby-Jack
The cheese is normally used in the preparation of cheese trays, sauces, salads, soups, casserole, sandwiches, stews, etc. Also it serves as the flavoring agent in many of the Mexican food preparations.
Eating and Serving Cojack
The sweet and tangy flavor of the cheese makes it suitable to be teamed with beverages such as port beer, apple cider, red wine, and beer. The cheese can also be enjoyed with slices of apple, and pears or they can be teamed with mushrooms and tomatoes too. The cheese is also savored by spreading over pumpernickel or rye bread.
Recipes Including Colby Jack Cheese
- Cheesy BLT Pizza: The Pizza is completed by spraying shredded Colby-Jack over the top. Cream cheese, tomato, olives are some of the other ingredients used for topping the Pizza. This pizza is uniquely loved by adults and kids.
- Cheese and Ham Biscuits: This is one of the popular recipes which encapsulate the flavor of marbled cheese to its best. The other combining ingredients of this snack include biscuits, ham and strawberry preserves.
- Cheesy Treasure Muffins: This dish encapsulates the flavors and taste of two types of cheeses along with Colby Jack. This tea time snack is normally served alone or it is teamed with any suitable sauce. Swiss cheese and cheddar cheese are the other two types of cheese used in the preparation.