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National Wine and Cheese Day

Come raise a glass on National Wine and Cheese Day - grab your favorite bottle and cheese platter for the perfect night in!
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July 25
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Celebrate the perfect pairing of wine and cheese on National Wine and Cheese Day, July 25! This day was created to celebrate one of the oldest known food combinations—wine and cheese. While there is no definitive answer as to when this combination first came about, it's believed that humans have been experimenting with this delicious duo for centuries. Now you can join in on the fun too by trying out different types of wines paired with a variety of cheeses for a truly unique experience!

History of National Wine and Cheese Day

National Wine and Cheese Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ancient Wine Making</div><div class='timeline-text'>Evidence of the earliest winemaking was found in Georgia, dating back to around 6000 BC. Wine is one of the oldest beverages created by humans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>8000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cheese-Making Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The simple cheese-making process is thought to have been discovered accidentally by ancient humans around 8000 BC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wine and Cheese Pairing Evolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 19th Century, the concept of pairing cheeses with wines began as a traditional rural feast in France and Italy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increase in American Winemakers</div><div class='timeline-text'>The number of wineries in the United States began to increase substantially, from 440 in 1970 to over 1,300 in 1984, promoting the culture of wine and cheese consumption.</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 Wine and Cheese Day Foundation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Day Calendar officially recognized July 25 as National Wine and Cheese Day in 2014.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Wine and Cheese 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 wine and cheese tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and have a wine and cheese tasting.  Choose a variety of cheeses, crackers, and wines to taste. Compare the flavors and see who can guess the most accurate pairings!</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'>Go to a local winery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local winery for some great wine and cheese pairings. Many local wineries offer special events to celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day.</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'>Take an online cheese course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do you want to know more about different types of cheese? Take an online course that will teach you all about the different varieties of cheese, how to pair them with wines, and even how to make your own cheeses at 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'>Make a cheese plate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather together some of your favorite cheeses, crackers, fruits, nuts, olives, honey and jams. Arrange them on a plate or platter for everyone to share. Don't forget to include some delicious wines for everyone to enjoy!</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'>Visit a cheese shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stop by your local cheese shop or specialty store and pick up some of their special cheeses made with locally sourced ingredients. Ask the shopkeeper for their recommendations on the best wines that pair with each type of cheese.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Wine and Cheese 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'>Wine and cheese make perfect pairings</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When it comes to food pairings, there's nothing better than wine and cheese. Not only is it a classic combination, but the combination of flavors also helps to enhance each other. A glass of dry white wine can bring out the buttery flavor in a creamy brie, while a robust cabernet can balance out the sharpness of an aged cheddar.</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'>Wine and cheese are traditional accompaniments</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For centuries, people from all walks of life have enjoyed pairing wine with cheese - from casual dinners to formal gatherings. Having a selection of cheeses paired with the right wines can help create a memorable experience for any gathering or event.</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'>Wine and cheese taste great together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>At the end of the day, one thing is certain - enjoying some delicious wine and cheese makes for a truly enjoyable experience! A few glasses of your favorite vintage combined with a plate of cured meats and artisanal cheeses make for one flavourful evening that you'll never forget.</p></div></div>

5 Uncovered Secrets of Wine and Cheese Day

National Wine and Cheese Day FAQs

When is National Wine and Cheese Day?

National Wine and Cheese Day is celebrated on July 25th every year. In 2024 National Wine and Cheese Day will occur on a Thursday.

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