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National Colby Day

Get ready to indulge in all things cheesy on National Colby Day - from mac and cheese to grilled cheese, it's time to celebrate this delicious dairy delight!
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Get ready to celebrate National Colby Day on Dec. 25! This holiday may not be as well-known as Christmas, but it's a special day for all the cheese lovers out there. Colby cheese was first created in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and has since become a beloved type of cheddar cheese known for its mild and creamy flavor. On this day, people can indulge in their favorite cheesy dishes or try new recipes featuring Colby cheese. And what better way to spread some holiday cheer than with a deliciously cheesy celebration?

History of National Colby Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1874</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Colby Cheese</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joseph F. Steinwand developed the original recipe for Colby cheese in Colby, Wisconsin, USA.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Colby Cheese Commercialization</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the late 1890s, Colby cheese began to be mass-produced and distributed beyond Wisconsin.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Colby Joins Ration Packs</div><div class='timeline-text'>During World War II, Colby cheese became a staple in ration packs for soldiers due to its hardiness and nutritional value.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Colby in Fast Food Chains</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fast food chains started using Colby cheese in their menu items, contributing to its widespread recognition and popularity.</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'>Artisanal Colby Cheese Renaissance</div><div class='timeline-text'>A rise in artisanal cheesemaking in the early 2000s brought renewed attention to traditional Colby cheese, enhancing its prestige.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Colby Day Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2014, National Colby Day was established to celebrate this versatile and beloved cheese on December 25.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Colby 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'>Make your own Colby cheese</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try your hand at making your own Colby cheese by following a simple recipe online. This is a fun and unique way to celebrate National Colby Day while also learning a new skill.</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'>Have a Colby cheese tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and family and have a Colby cheese tasting party! Purchase different types of Colby cheese from various brands and see which one everyone likes the best.</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'>Create Colby cheese inspired dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and come up with unique dishes that incorporate Colby cheese. From mac and cheese to grilled cheese sandwiches, the possibilities are endless.</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'>Visit a local dairy farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local dairy farm and learn about the process of making Colby cheese. You may even get to sample some fresh cheese straight from the source.</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'>Host a Colby cheese themed game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a game night and make it all about Colby cheese! Play cheesy games like charades or create a trivia game with fun facts about Colby cheese.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Colby 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'>It's a celebration of the delicious cheese itself.</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Colby Day is all about celebrating one of the most beloved and versatile cheeses - colby! Whether you like it shaved, sliced or grated, this mild and creamy cheese is sure to please your taste buds.</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'>Colby is perfect for snacking or cooking.</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Colby cheese can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Eat it on its own as a quick snack, or add it to sandwiches, burgers, soups, mac and cheese - the possibilities are endless! Plus, it melts beautifully, making it a great addition to any dish.</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'>It's a chance to try new recipes with colby cheese.</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National Colby Day, step out of your comfort zone and experiment with new recipes featuring colby cheese. Maybe you'll discover a new family favorite or a creative new dish to impress your friends!</p></div></div>

5 Cheesy Facts for National Colby Day

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When is National Colby Day?

National Colby Day is celebrated on December 25th every year. In 2024 National Colby Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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2023

Dec 25

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2024

Dec 25

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2025

Dec 25

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2026

Dec 25

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2027

Dec 25

Saturday

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