National Moldy Cheese Day is an annual feast celebrated on October 9th of every year. It’s a day for cheese lovers. Grab some moldy cheese to enjoy its distinct taste and flavor on this National Moldy Cheese Day.
“The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.” – Jeremy Paxman
History of National Moldy Cheese Day
The history and origin of the National Moldy Cheese Day are anonymous. The celebration of the day encourages people to consume grey, blue, or green colored moldy cheeses. Store the cheeses like Maytag blue, Roquefort, camembert, brie bleu, gorgonzola, and stilton in the fridge instead. Cheese is food obtained from milk. It is produced by coagulation of the milk protein casein in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms. Penicillium roqueforti or Penicillium glaucum are the causes of bluish-greenish hues in blue cheese. They are added to the milk or curds before pressing. It is “activated” by the air.
The tiny holes are then hit into the cheese that makes the mold spores grow and spread. The molds used in making cheese are completely safe to eat. A large number of cheese varieties can be produced with the mold. Mold helps the cheese to develop a unique flavor. Blue cheeses are often considered “the moldiest” as it is more noticeable than the white. Blue cheeses have a more distinct smell like Camembert or Brie.
Other Celebrations on October 9
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How to Celebrate the Day
Add some moldy cheese to your snack. Make cheese-on-toast with tasty Gorgonzola. Invite family and friends for Moldy Cheese Parties. Let them bring the cheesy dish with them to celebrate the day. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NationalMoldyCheeseDay.
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