National Cheese Soufflé Day

National Cheese Soufflé Day is observed next on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 (166 days from today).

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National Cheese Soufflé Day is a special day for a savory fluffy, and delicious classic gourmet dish. Many people choose to celebrate food holidays by showing their culinary skills.

National Cheese Soufflé Day is celebrated on May 18 in honor of this savory French dish. On this day, people make and/or enjoy cheese soufflés, alone or with friends and family. The word 'soufflé' comes from the French word 'souffler', which means 'to inflate' or 'to blow up'. Vincent La Chapelle first mentioned the recipe in his book "Le Cuisinier Moderne" and it became a popular dessert as well as a main course.

History of National Cheese Soufflé Day

Soufflé is basically a white sauce filled with egg yolks. The hard egg whites are folded into the mixture. You can add any flavors you like at this point like vegetables, cheese, chocolate or fruit.

The word 'soufflé' comes from the French word 'souffler', which means "to swell." Marie-Antoine Carême perfected the recipe in the mid-1800s. While cooking for the wealthy of Paris, the updated ovens he used were all heated by drafts instead of coals and variation. This is the key to the development of the oven.

The trouble with soufflés is that after a certain time, they will deflate due to the cool air outside the oven. Therefore, they should be served and eaten as soon as they are removed from the oven.

Soufflés have been popular in fine dining since the early 1900s. According to the New York Public Library's menu archive, soufflés frequently appear on menus for special dinners with guests. honors in famous places like the Waldorf Astoria, The Biltmore and the Hotel Astor. Washington D.C. It's also a city with easy access to markets.

Considered a luxurious yet affordable treat, Soufflés are one of those delicacies that are hard to beat. FYI, Cheese Soufflé Day isn't the only national day dedicated to Soufflés. Another date is National Chocolate Soufflé Day, celebrated on February 28th.

Some facts about Soufflé

  • The word 'soufflé'

‘Souffle’ is a past participle of the French verb ‘souffler’, which means ‘to blow up’ or ‘to swell.’

  • “Sabrina”, the movie

The famous 1954 film "Sabrina" featured a master chef criticizing Audrey Hepburn because her attempt at making the soup wasn't good because she didn't turn on the oven.

  • World record

The Guinness World Record for the largest cake is for one made in the Palestinian town of Nablus, weighing 3,891 pounds and 243 feet long.

  • Soufflé's Secret

The secret to a savory soup is to beat the egg whites until stiff white peaks form, then carefully fold them into the sauce to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.

  • Soufflé is punctured

To add delicious sauces, bakers often punch holes in the top of the soup.

Some reasons for National Cheese Soufflé Day being loved

  • Because it's cheese

Cheese is one of the most popular things to eat on Earth. And the Cheese Soufflés are even better.

  • Because it's easy to cook

Cheese soufflé is an easy dish to cook. All it takes is to whip and fold the egg whites properly.

  • A day for food

After all, a day dedicated to cheese soup is also a day dedicated to food. And who doesn't love a whole day dedicated to cheese?

How to celebrate National Cheese Soufflé Day

  • Share it

If you own a shop or restaurant, get a free gift of cheese soup. This is a great way to celebrate a lovely dessert as well as increase your reach. If not, just make your own and give it to a stranger.

  • Reach out by using Social Media

Spread the word on social media. Make the day known, share the facts and use the hashtag #NationalCheeseSouffleDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Invite your friends

Invite your friends over and have a good time making cheese soup at home and make the most of the day.


National Cheese Soufflé Day has been observed annually on May 18th.


Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Sunday, May 18th, 2025

Also on Thursday, May 18th, 2023

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