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National Cheese Lover’s Day

Cheese lovers, rejoice! National Cheese Lover's Day is here - indulge in your favorite cheesy treats and celebrate the greatness of cheese!
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January 20
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Get ready to celebrate National Cheese Lover's Day on January 20! This day has been around since the early 2000s, and it celebrates our love of cheesy goodness. From cheddar to blue cheese and brie, we all have a favorite type of cheese that just makes everything better.

History of National Cheese Lover’s Day

National Cheese Lover’s Day Dates

National Cheese Lover’s Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origination of Cheese</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeological evidence shows cheese was being made from the milk of cows and goats in Mesopotamia before 6000 B.C.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Roman Empire</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cheese Spreads West</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Roman Empire, techniques for cheese making spread throughout Europe and standard methods were established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1815</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emmental's Export</div><div class='timeline-text'>Emmental, a classic Swiss cheese, was the first cheese to be exported from Switzerland in large quantities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1851</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First U.S. Cheese Factory</div><div class='timeline-text'>America's first cheese factory opened in Oneida, New York, marking the beginning of commercial cheese production in the US.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Processed Cheese Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1950s saw the rise of processed cheese, popularized by American food companies for its long shelf-life and melting properties.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Cheese Lover’s Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Although the origins of National Cheese Lover’s Day are uncertain, it is celebrated annually on January 20, honoring cheese lovers worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a cheese tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a fun evening of cheese tasting. Pick out an assorted selection of cheeses, crackers, and fruits, then let the taste testing begin.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a cheese platter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a one of a kind cheese platter to share with your friends and family.  Head to the local deli and pick out some different varieties of cheeses, like blue, cheddar, and brie.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local cheese farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have access to one, take a tour of a local cheese farm!  You’ll get to see how the cheese is made, sample some fresh cheese right out of the vat and even buy some delicious goodies to bring home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat all the cheesy dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend the day indulging in all the cheesy dishes you can think of - macaroni and cheese, pizza, lasagna, grilled cheese sandwiches…you get the idea.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a fondue party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a fondue party! Put together a selection of breads, vegetables, fruits, and meats for dipping into melted cheese. Don’t forget about chocolate fondue for dessert!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cheese Lover’s Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cheese is Delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From creamy brie to sharp cheddar, cheese comes in a variety of flavors and textures that make it incredibly versatile. Whether it's melted on a slice of bread, sprinkled on top of popcorn or melted into a bowl of pasta, cheese always adds an amazing flavor that can't be beat!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cheese is Versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cheese isn't just for sandwiches and pizza. You can use it as an ingredient in a variety of dishes like macaroni & cheese, quesadillas and lasagna. It also adds great flavor to salads, soups and sauces!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cheese Supports Local Farmers & Ranchers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By buying cheese from small farms and ranches you are helping support local businesses as well as the economy. Plus, you know you're getting top quality cheese that has been ethically produced with health and sustainability in mind.</p></div></div>

5 Interesting Facts About Cheese

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are over 2,000 varieties of cheese</h3><p class='facts-content'>From soft Brie to hard Parmesan, strong blue cheese to mild mozzarella, there are currently over 2,000 varieties of cheese available worldwide, and new ones are still being created.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cheese is ancient, with roots dating back to the Roman Empire</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cheese making is an ancient art, with evidence of its existence dating back thousands of years. Romans were particularly fond of cheese, and they are credited with inventing techniques still used today.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cheese can help improve your bone health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cheese is rich in calcium, protein, and vitamins A and B12, which can contribute towards maintaining strong bones and teeth.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Some cheeses, like Cheddar, can be aged for several years</h3><p class='facts-content'>Certain types of cheese mature and develop their flavors over time. Some cheddars are aged for different periods, ranging from three months to 24 months or even longer, resulting in a sharper flavor.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>France produces the most varieties of cheese</h3><p class='facts-content'>France is the undisputed cheese champion, producing over 600 different varieties of cheese, more than any other country in the world.</p></div></div>

National Cheese Lover’s Day FAQs

When is National Cheese Lover’s Day?

National Cheese Lover's Day is celebrated on January 20th every year. In 2024 National Cheese Lover's Day will occur on a Saturday.

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