National Cordon Bleu Day

National Cordon Bleu Day is observed next on Friday, April 4th, 2025 (290 days from today).

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April 4th every year is National Cordon Bleu Day in order to commemorate Cordon Bleu that are made by the mixture of chicken breast and cheese.

History of National Cordon Bleu Day

The creator and reason for creating National Cordon Bleu Day is still a mystery. Although the meaning of Cordon Bleu is Blue Ribbon in French, it is originated from Switzerland. However, there is an interesting history for the Cordon bleu tree itself.

Although it is said to have originated in Switzerland, the use of chicken breast instead of veal is believed to be an American dish. Ever since Cincinnati Gourmet Stanley demonstrated in the Cincinnati Enquirer, that using chicken instead of veal was several decades ago, in 1967 to be exact.

The term "Cordon Bleu" is of French origin, meaning "blue ribbon", according to the book Larousse Gatronomique, Cordon bleu is a blue ribbon apparently worn by knights of high rank of Henry III of France provided for food prepared by chefs to a high standard. The ribbon included in the cooking apron is also blue.

This dish was mentioned as “Chicken Cordon Bleu” in “The New York Times” around 1967. Perhaps the origin of this dish is in Switzerland, where it was popularized as “” Schnitzel" in 1940.

Why National Cordon Bleu Day?

This day is to celebrate a delicious dish "Cordon bleu" made from a combination of chicken breast and cheese.

Cordon bleu is a dish consisting of meat surrounded by cheese. The ingredients includes chicken breast, cheese, ham, and breadcrumbs. There's even a pork roast, where the chicken breast is replaced with pork and a slice of ham, the meat is wrapped around cheese and deep-fried.

This dish is popular in most countries with little change in ingredients, hence called by many different names, in Muslim countries, lamb or beef is also added instead of cold meat or pork.

Fun truths about National Cordon Bleu Day

There are many recipes all around us for the preparation of Cordon bleu. But the correct way to do it is to cut the meat roughly into two pieces, but leave the meat joined at the edges, often denoted Butterfly cut or Spatchcocking or molten ham and cheese, which are eventually rolled up and deep-fried or pan-fried, many dishes can be prepared by baking rather than frying.

Cordon bleu is traditionally served with French fries or rice and tomato sauce. Even the small Cordon bleu has been made and has grown in popularity ever since, becoming a delicious and international dish thanks to its easy recipe.

And here is a simple cordon bleu recipe for you

  • Step 1: Take some breadcrumbs and bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and set aside. This way of baking bread crumbs will add more flavor to the dish.
  • Step 2: Thinly slice the chicken breast, leaving the edge to connect. Stuff with cheese. You can add ham or mushrooms if you want. Since I personally don't like ham I don't add it here.
  • Step 3: Cover with mayonnaise and dip in the egg mixture to make it crispy
  • Step 4: Finally add breadcrumbs and deep fry.
  • Step 5: Cut into two pieces horizontally and garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

Just try this at your home and enjoy Cordon bleu day with Cordon bleu.

How to celebrate the day

The day is celebrated across the country by Cordon bleu lovers. There are many cordon bleu dishes available around the world, so take the time to learn about them and the history of the dish. This dish is widely loved around the globe with variations of the meat used inside for stuffing. You can celebrate this day by doing any variation and eating with your friends. Do not forget sharing your celebration on the social media with the hashtag #CordonBleuDay for encouraging and spreading.


National Cordon Bleu Day has been observed annually on April 4th.


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