National Cheese Day

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When Celebrated

Always on June 4th


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About the Holiday

National Cheese Day celebrates this dairy based food that can be eaten as a snack or meal. Archaeologists believe goat cheese was first invented in 6000 B.C. has a database of 722 cheeses. The average American eats 31 pounds of cheese a year compared to the French that consume 50 pounds.

The most common cheese include mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, Jack, Swiss, and American. Cheese can be made as a block, slices, cubes, log or string. Cheeses are categorized according to texture/firmness, aging process, milk source, fat content, and/or country of origin.

  • Hard (easily grated): Parmesan, Romano and Asiago
  • Semi-Hard: Cheddar, Colby, Edam and Gouda
  • Semi-Soft (melt well): Monterey Jack, Brick, Muenster, Fontina and Havarti
  • Soft-Ripened: Brie and Camembert
  • Soft and Fresh: Cottage cheese, Cream cheese, Feta, Mascarpone, Ricotta, and Queso Blanco.

Gift Guidelines

  • Any variey of cheese
  • Cheese grater
  • Cheese slicer

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