Who was Monterey Jack?
THE pacific coast of the United States in the late 1800’s was a harsh environment for all but the hardiest of travellers. Known as the ‘Wild West’ for good reason.
Famous throughout the region at the time was ‘Mad’ Jack Wyatt – the baddest, gun-toting smuggler in the land – and his trusted four legged sidekick. Wyatt was known for his cunning and wiles, he would make easy work of illegally transporting on horseback the much sought after cheese and hand made burgers from the farmers of Buffalo Range. His route took him through the notorious Death valley and up into the rich and developing new state of California. It was here his goods would sell for huge premiums and net old Wyatt a small fortune. Anyone who stood in his way was swiftly dealt with and very few dared cross his path…