National Cheese Lover’s Day is an annual feast celebrated on January 20th of every year. It is all the way a day for the cheese lovers. Cheese is one among the most loved food items by millions of people from all over the world. It is being spread in different varieties, and cheese has been celebrated in some way or the other on ten out of twelve months in the calendar with eighteen plus different cheese variety celebration days. Why not a Day for such a famous food loved and celebrated in different forms with a Day in the calendar? National Cheese Lover’s Day celebrates the entire cheese varieties and those who love every other cheese.
“I eat junk food, cheesecake, cheese, pizza – but just lower amounts of it.” – JWoww
History of National Cheese Lover’s Day
The history, origin, and the founder of the National Cheese Lover’s Day are unknown. There is no mention about the year from when this Day has been celebrated. However, cheese has a long history and tradition. Cheese is a food obtained from milk and has a wide range of flavours, forms, and textures by the coagulation of the milk protein casein. The milk obtained is usually taken from the proteins and fat from the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. The earliest archaeological evidence of cheese-making record dates back to 5,500 BCE. Several years ago, milk was transported and stored in sheep stomachs and left for a few days until the proteins would separate into curds and whey. Now the curds are salted and left to age.
Cheese is highly valued for its long life, portability, and high content of fat, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. It is also more compact and has a longer shelf life than that of the milk. At various stages bacteria, enzymes or fungi are added. When it is further maintained under a certain controlled temperature, time and moisture result in the desired taste, colour and texture. Sometimes herbs and spices are also added as flavouring agents. Cheese is more flavorful at the room temperature. There are over 900 cheese types that are classified by taste and texture. Depending on the variety of cheese, its nutritional values will differ. Most notably, the world’s largest cheese was displayed on this day at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 that weighed over 34,000 pounds.
Other Celebrations on January 20
January 20 is also celebrated as
- National Disc Jockey Day
- Penguin Awareness Day
- Camcorder Day
- Blue Monday
- International Day of Acceptance
- National Buttercrunch Day
How to Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day
Celebrating the National Cheese Lover’s Day is quite simple. Fill up your mouth with some cheese recipes to celebrate cheese. Learn how to prepare cheese at home and prepare some cheese variety dishes to serve it for your family. You can order cheese rolling, fondue, cheese pizza and anything you would love eating at your favourite restaurant. To make it simple, you can even taste a slice of cheese and anything you prefer. Share your craze for cheese on social media using the hashtag #CheeseLoversDay.