National Cheese Day

National Cheese Day Quick Facts - US

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2022 DateJune 4, 2022
2023 DateJune 4, 2023
National Cheese Day

National Cheese Day History

National Cheese Day celebrates and acknowledges cheese all over America. Cheese is one of the most consumed foods in the world. There are more than 900 cheese types, classified by taste and texture. According to The New York World's Fair, the world's largest cheese was put on display on this day in 1964. It weighed over 34,000 pounds.

National Cheese Day seems to have been started in 2014 as a promotion for cheese. It is observed annually on June 4th.

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National Cheese Day Facts

  • According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the first cheese is believed to have been created accidentally more than 4,000 years ago. Supposedly, an Arabian merchant had put his supply of milk into a pouch made from a sheep's stomach. Leaving it all day, an enzyme from the stomach called rennet had caused the milk to separate into liquid (whey) and solids (curd).
  • There are about 1833 known varieties of cheese.
  • According to a 2021 YouGov poll, America’s favorite cheeses are:
    1) Cheddar (19%)
    2) American (13%)
    3) Mozzarella (9%)
    4) Swiss (8%)

National Cheese Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit a gourmet or artisan cheese shop. You can view a variety of different cheeses. They may even be offering specials or deals to celebrate the day.
  • Host a wine and cheese night. Have friends bring their favorite wines while you soppy the cheeses. If you need ideas check out what wines pair well with cheese.
  • Watch a video explaining how cheese is made.

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