Saturday, June 4, 2022

National Cheese Day - A Holiday Review

National Cheese Day is celebrated each year on June 4th.


They say that the art of cheese making is so ancient that it predates recorded history. It is such a popular food staple that it can still satisfy any craving even after thousands of years. 

Interesting Cheese Facts:


  • Among the healthiest cheeses (which are better for lactose intolerance) are feta and goat cheese.
  • Cottage cheese (including ricotta) contain a muscle-building protein ~ up to 11 grams in a single serving.
  • For people with hypertension, Swiss cheese is a good option as it is naturally lower in sodium.
  • Did you know that cheeses are more flavorful at room temperature?  Just let them stand for one-half hour before serving. 

  • There are seven types of cheese:  

    1.  Fresh
    2.  Aged fresh
    3.  Soft white rind
    4.  Semi-soft
    5.  Hard
    6.  Blue
    7.  Flavor added


The most popular cheese is mozzarella. And it is a good source of calcium. Try the tip below for a tasty and healthy snack when you are not enjoying it on your favorite pizza! 


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Tip: Melt some part-skim mozzarella on sliced tomatoes and basil to boost your calcium intake for the day. 


Other Cheese Holidays


  • January 20 – National Cheese Lover's Day
  • April 12 - National Grilled Cheese Day
  • April 17 – National Cheese Ball Day
  • October 15 – National Cheese Curd Day

  • February 13 – National Cheddar Day


Cheddar the Cat: Photos from Kimberly Austin Daly

*National Cheddar Day reminds me of a happy personal story:  My daughter has a very friendly neighborhood cat who regularly visits their home. He is an orange tabby named Cheddar! Cheddar recently got lost during a severe thunderstorm and the owners and my daughter posted descriptions and pictures of Cheddar on Facebook to locate him when he didn't come home. After 3 days, the postings resulted in locating Cheddar, who is back with his family and his favorite neighbors (my daughter & son-in-law). 


Summary


So, enjoy your favorite cheese in chunk, slice or dip form. Or baked in a favorite cheese dish (macaroni & cheese), added to grilled burgers to make a cheeseburger, or in dozens of different ways. Even a cat with a cheese name! :)


Mark June 4th on your calendar to be sure and celebrate National Cheese Day. 


National Cheese Day
June 4

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*National Cheese Day review written by Wednesday Elf


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13 comments:

  1. Oh I am a cheese lover to the extreme. I love all kinds and really enjoy a good Cheddar! Being a Swiss girl by heritage, I have to admit that Swiss Cheese is also a favorite. I did not know there was a Cheese Day Holiday, but welcome it and will celebrate it today with a grilled cheese sandwich! Thanks Pat Austin for putting this date on my calendar!

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    1. You're welcome, Olivia. All cheese lovers deserve a special day.

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  2. Oh, I am so glad they found Cheddar! Poor kitty was probably quite traumatized. As for cheese, I love cheese and I've never really considered the benefits of cheese. Good to know one of my favorite indulgences is actually good for me. Happy Cheese Day! I think I will celebrate with a grilled cheese sandwich!

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    1. Enjoy your cheese sandwich on this National Cheese Day. A Mouse like you deserves cheese! LOL.

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    2. My daughter Kimberly (and her hubby) are SO glad Cheddar was found. They love him as much as the owners do because Cheddar has a habit of coming over to their place regularly, coming in and wandering around, curling up on their couch or bed for a nap. Kim was in tears when Cheddar went missing in that storm they had and they all hoped someone had taken him in. The Facebook plea really worked - that's how they located him in their St. Louis neighborhood.

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  3. I too am a big cheese lover. I don't think I've found a kind I don't like. Blue Cheese is my favorite, but a sharp cheddar takes a close second. Thanks for a fun review.

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    1. Glad you liked this cheese day review, Mary Beth. My hubby's favorite cheese was also Blue Cheese. I've never been much of a cheese person, but I do like a bit of Gouda combined with summer sausage on crackers. :)

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  4. Oh I love cheese, right at this moment I'm eating a delicious lemon cream cheese soufle that my daughter-in-law made - it's my absolute fave!

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    1. Yum, Barbara. That lemon cream cheese soufflé sounds delicious! Perfect timing for National Cheese Day!

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  5. I have always loved cheese! Goat cheese, feta, Roquefort, Camembert, Brie, Gouda, St. André, Fontina, Parmigiana Romano, Cheddar, Pecorino Romano, Muenster, sliced, shredded, grated, wedges, room temperature, melted - you name it, I love it (except Limburger, lol!). I’m so glad that poor, sweet Cheddar was found and safely returned to his family, thanks to the Facebook photos your daughter and his owners shared. I do love a happy ending!

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    1. Yes, everyone who knew Cheddar is happy and grateful that he was found safe and is back home.

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  6. I am not a big Cheese eater but I do have times when nothing else will do. When I do have cheese I love Goats cheese. I especially love it with grapes and crackers:) I also do like cheddar cheese grilled on toast when the mood take me ! So happy that Cheddar was safely found and is home safe with his family !

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    1. I am not a big cheese eater, either, Raintree Annie, but can eat it on pizza and in a grilled cheese sandwich. I'm happy too that Cheddar was found. I met that friendly little cat when I visited my daughter in April.

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