Getting Cheesy

OK trivia-hungry junkies, today’s subject is the origin of cheese names, such as Monterey Jack, which was named after a place and a person. The place was Monterey, California, where Mexican Franciscan friars made the cheese in the 1700s, and the name Jack after David Jack, a businessman who began selling the product. If you want to add to your knowledge of history, join John Green as he spouts off about 23 other name origins of cheese in this edition of Mental Floss.

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