National Cheddar Day
National Cheddar Day is observed next on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 (249 days from today).
National Cheddar Day celebrates one of the most famous cheese types in the United States on February 13th every year.
What is Cheddar?
In the olden days, England was the only place where Cheddar cheese was produced. However, many countries in the world today have produced Cheddar.
Any cheese-making company or any artisanal producer anywhere in the world can label the cheese they produce as 'Cheddar' because it is not as protected as other names or another brand of cheese.
Cheddar cheese, the most bought and eaten cheese in the world, has always been made from cow's milk. This is a hard and natural cheese, with a slightly crumbly texture if handled properly and if too young, the texture will be smooth. It has a sharper flavor at a period of 9 to 24 months. Shaped like a drum, 15 inches in diameter, Cheddar cheese has a natural rind wrapped in cloth while its color usually ranges from white to pale yellow. However, some Museums may manually add a yellow-orange color.
Joseph Harding, the "father of Cheddar" who invented modern cheese-making techniques described the ideal quality of the original Somerset Cheddar as "close and firm in texture, mellow and mellow in character or quality, rich with a tendency to melt in the mouth and with fullness and great flavor just like hazelnuts!"
History of National Cheddar Day
On the occasion of their 110th anniversary in 2019, Tillamook Creamery, of Oregon, declared National Cheddar Day, to celebrate their birthdays and share their passion for cheddar cheese. At the ice cream shop during its inauguration, free samples of their new birthday cake ice cream were given out, as well as cheddar cheese. In their second year, they collaborated with chefs and produced videos of cheddar Tillamook dishes being made. They have also given away "Ultimate Cheddar Kits" in several cities around the country, which are stocked with their various cheddar cheeses of sliced, shredded, and shredded. At the ice cream parlor, they gave away 100 pounds of cheddar and served Tilly's Cheesesteak sandwich.
Cheddar cheese was born in the 12th century in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England. In the early years, England was the only country producing cheddar cheese. Today, there are many kinds of cheeses in the world. It accounts for more than half of all cheese sold in the United Kingdom and more than a third sold in the United States. Today's best sheltering steles come from the UK, Canada, Vermont, New York and Wisconsin.
Cheddar is made from cow's milk and is usually pressed into cylinders 12 or 15 inches in diameter, then wrapped in a thin layer of muslin and coated with wax. The color of the cheese ranges from white to pale yellow. Although, colorants are often added to it to make it more orange or yellow. Cheddar is a hard and slightly crumbly cheese. It is aged for a minimum of 3–6 months and becomes sharper and more intense in flavor the longer it is aged. Many cheddars are 9–24 months old. Cheese is not only used for eating alone, but also used in many dishes and restaurants. For example, it is a favorite for grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese sandwiches, and is also commonly used in macaroni, cheese, and sauces.
How to celebrate National Cheddar Day
Make an Asian version of cheddar fries
While there are many versions of cheese fries sold across the United States, why not spice up the recipe and combine the recipe with Asian ingredients. Don't forget to upload your creative photos to social networks!
Hold a cheddar potato chip competition
To celebrate the day and have fun, hold a cheddar fries contest! You can ask people to cook different versions of cheese fries and award a prize to the person with the best recipe.
Create a monument to cheddar fries for the holiday
Not much to cook? Simply switch to arts and crafts and create a monument to cheddar fries, just for fun! You can even display the monument at a local diner on this special day, with their permission of course.
ObservedNational Cheddar Day has been observed annually on February 13th.
Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Monday, February 13th, 2023
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
Thursday, February 13th, 2025
Friday, February 13th, 2026
Tillamook on February 8th, 2019