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National Cold Cuts Day

Get ready to stack your sandwiches high and indulge in all your favorite cold cuts on National Cold Cuts Day! Don't forget the pickles and mustard.
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March 3
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Get ready to satisfy your meat cravings on March 3 by celebrating National Cold Cuts Day! This delicious holiday dates back to the early 1900s, when refrigeration technology allowed for easier preservation of deli meats. From salami to ham to turkey, there are so many tasty options to choose from when it comes to cold cuts. Whether you enjoy them in a sandwich or as a snack, this day is all about indulging in your favorite cured meats and appreciating their convenience and deliciousness. So grab some crackers and cheese and let's celebrate!

History of National Cold Cuts Day

National Cold Cuts Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>7th Century BC</div></div><div class's timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Cold Cuts</div><div class='timeline-text'>The practice of curing meat for preservation dates back to ancient times, with Rome's Lucanian sausage believed to be one of the first cold cuts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880s</div></div><div class's timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Delis in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Immigrants from Europe brought their tradition of delis selling cold cuts and other prepared foods to America, particularly New York City, in the late 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class's timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Sliced Bread</div><div class='timeline-text'>Invention of sliced bread in the 1920s led to a rise in sandwich making at home, increasing the popularity and consumption of cold cuts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class's timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Supermarket Delis</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the expansion of supermarkets in the 1950s, on-site deli counters offering a variety of cold cuts became common.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class's timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growth in Gourmet Delis</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1990s, the rise of foodie culture led to a surge in gourmet delis offering high-end, artisanal cold cuts.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cold Cuts 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'>Create a cold cut charcuterie board</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather a variety of cold cuts, cheeses, crackers, and other accompaniments to create a beautiful and delicious charcuterie board. This is a great way to try different types of cold cuts and pair them with tasty combinations.</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'>Visit a deli or specialty shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to your local deli or specialty shop and sample different types of cold cuts. Ask the staff for recommendations and learn about the history and origins of different types of cold cuts. You may discover new favorites!</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'>Make your own cold cuts at home</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For the adventurous foodie, try making your own cold cuts at home! With the right equipment and ingredients, you can create your own unique and personalized versions of classic cold cuts.</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'>Host a cold cut tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a cold cut tasting party! Ask each guest to bring a different type of cold cut and have everyone try and compare them. You can also provide various condiments and breads to create different sandwiches.</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'>Try new recipes featuring cold cuts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Expand your cold cut horizons by trying new recipes that feature cold cuts as the star ingredient. From sandwiches and wraps to salads and pasta dishes, there are endless possibilities for incorporating cold cuts into your meals.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cold Cuts 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'>Endless variety to choose from</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There are so many different types of cold cuts to enjoy on National Cold Cuts Day - from sliced ham and salami to prosciutto and mortadella, the options are endless. You can mix and match different flavors and textures to create the perfect sandwich or charcuterie board!</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'>Convenient for busy days</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cold cuts make a great quick and easy meal option on those days when you don't have time to cook. They can be used in sandwiches, roll-ups, wraps, or even as topping for salads. With cold cuts, you'll have a delicious meal in just minutes!</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'>Perfect for gatherings and parties</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's a picnic, game day party, or casual get-together with friends, cold cuts are always a hit. They're easy to prepare and offer a variety of options for everyone to enjoy. Plus, they can be enjoyed hot or cold, making them a versatile and crowd-pleasing choice!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts About Cold Cuts Day

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When is National Cold Cuts Day?

National Cold Cuts Day is celebrated on March 3 every year. In 2024 National Cold Cuts Day will occur on a Sunday.

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