National Cheese Fondue Day

National Cheese Fondue Day is observed next on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 (198 days from today).

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National Cheese Fondue Day is celebrated on April 11 every year for observing delicious cheese fondues. Fondue is a delicious dish made by melting cheese that is served in a pot of sauce; a candle is used to maintain heat, and is eaten by dipping bread into the cheese with a fork. Cheese fondue is made with a mixture of cheese, alcohol, and spices. This dish was popular in America in the 1960s. People can dip, rotate or swirl, anyway, it is the right way to eat well.

Why National Cheese Fondue Day?

It's amazing how a small invention like cheese can mark such an important day in the calendars of food lovers around the world, more or less everyone. I'm sure we've at least once been grateful for the classic Swiss cheese fondue, when we spent the night watching a movie with friends or craved something sweet and delicious like cheese fondue.

Many people have known fondue as a concept and they are also very fond of it. However, the term cheese sauce has been complicatedly recognized since 1875, when its first recipe was officially published. Since then, eating cheese sauce has lurked across the country and has become a trend among food lovers and bloggers. Prior to this, however, cheese fondue posed a problem as it was proven time-consuming to make. However, later, with the invention of cornmeal to thicken the liquid and make it finer, the problem was solved quite easily.

Fondue is a dish made up of melted cheese and other ingredients and served with wine. This is definitely the perfect combination of a rich delicacy loved by many households. It's basically cooked on the stovetop and served in a sauce pot on the table, in which the dipping begins. Of course, the most popular is dipping your bread; however, dipping some vegetables and pickles in the marinade is also a custom. This Swiss dish, paired with cheeses, wine and other spices, is sure to be a treat for many food lovers and offers them a special occasion to celebrate their love with this special dish and enjoy it.

Celebrated on April 11 every year, not only the cheese fondue has earned a divine place of its own at the Melting Pot in the US and is known for being associated with the special and unique cheese sauce. However, this does not restrict anyone from celebrating the special day with your friends and family or even yourself and your own comfort. This delicious and nutty combination of cheese is sure to satisfy our cravings for a rich delicacy.

Well, that is even more than what this special day has to offer. This day has traditionally been followed in various customs and rituals by the enjoyment of marinades, not necessarily. One is to eat the end, which is the crunchy portion of the marinade from the pot of marinade at the end. Another tradition follows when your piece of bread falls off the fork. This tradition for men is different from for women.

While pure and traditional cheese sauces have brought us so much joy and satisfaction, you can always customize your sauce the way you like and want by using different flavors and cheeses and good luck to everyone around!

History of National Cheese Fondue Day

The origin of National Cheese Fondue Day is not known. Cheese fondue originated in Switzerland, it is said to be a meal of farmers who used up leftovers. Fondue cheese was first made with cheese and wine in 1875. The earliest known cheese sauce recipe was published under the name Kass mit Wein Zu Kochen in 1966, in Zurich. An interesting tradition followed by cheese fondue is that when a man loses bread in the sauce, he has to buy drinks for the others, and if a woman loses, she to kiss his neighbor. Traditionally, each piece should only be dipped once, and the fork should only be used to transport food from one pot to another, not to be eaten.

Fun Facts about National Cheese Fondue Day

Here are some fun facts that will amaze you as you continue to eat cheese:

  • Do you know what the most popular recipe about cheese in the US is? They are certainly mac and cheese.
  • Cheese discovered by accident! Ancient humans more than 7000 years ago discovered cheese by carrying milk in the stomach lining of animals, carrying with them the gastric enzyme that coagulates the milk.
  • There are about 2000 varieties of cheese.
  • The state that produces the most cheese in Wisconsin. There are more than 2.5 billion pounds of cheese produced in Wisconsin each year. The second top producer is in California.
  • Pule is said to be the most expensive cheese in the world.
  • Nepalese churpi is the best-known hard cheese in the world.

How can we observe National Cheese Fondue Day

  • You can celebrate the holiday by going to a local restaurant to enjoy your favorite cheese there or making your own cheese fondue using a recipe found online.
  • You can also share the cheese fondue recipe with your friends and organize an online celebration with your family and friends to celebrate the day.
  • You can post some pictures while enjoying the food on social media and use #NationalCheeseFondueDay.


National Cheese Fondue Day has been observed annually on April 11th.


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