National Mac And Cheese Day

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2023 DateJuly 14, 2023
2024 DateJuly 14, 2024
National Mac And Cheese Day

National Mac And Cheese Day History

National Mac and Cheese Day encourages the consumption of the cheesy dish. Macaroni and cheese is one of the most popular foods in America. The most commonly used cheese to make this recipe is cheddar. During the Great Depression in America, Mac and Cheese became popular as it was inexpensive and sold for about 19 cents. The food company Kraft was popular for its boxed macaroni and cheese at this time. They sold 8 million boxes of macaroni and cheese in 1937.

National Mac and Cheese Day seems to have been started in 2016 as a promotion for the cheesy dish. It is observed annually on July 14th.

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National Mac And Cheese Day Facts

  • According to, the earliest recorded recipe of mac and cheese was written down in 1769 in northern Europe.
  • Macaroni and cheese was brought from France to the United States in the 1800s by Thomas Jefferson. He brought back noodle recipes and a pasta machine since they were unavailable in the colonies.
  • Kraft Foods first introduced their boxed macaroni and cheese in 1937. According to, due to the ongoing economic depression, the company was able to sell as much as 8 million boxes a year at 19 cents a box.
  • According to, 1 million boxes of Kraft Mac & Cheese are sold everyday in the US.

National Mac And Cheese Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit a Mac & Cheese restaurant. They may be offering special deals to celebrate the day.
  • Bake your own macaroni & cheese! Check out thisrecipe for creamy macaroni & cheese.
  • Host a macaroni & cheese bake off. Invite friends over to see who can bake the best macaroni & cheese.

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