National Cheese Ball Day:
Celebrated annually on April 17th, National Cheeseball Day honors two types of cheese snacks – the cheese spread and the cheese puffs! Love them spread or puffed, it is a wonder-snack for all occasions!
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Why Cheese Ball Day?
The origin of the cheese ball is traced back to 1801, where Elisha Brown, Jr. prepared it for President Thomas Jefferson!
But it was only in 1944 that the recipe was printed by Virginia Safford in the cookbook Food of My Friends.
One of the reasons to celebrate Cheese Day is that it’s very easy to make! And the ingredients are a staple at everyone’s home! To make a cheese ball all you have to do is add some softened cheese as a base and go on adding whatever you or your crowd loves to have in a cheese ball dip! Once you put in all the ingredients, mix and turn it into one giant or many small cheese balls! You can roll your cheese balls into chopped nuts and herbs for a royal look! You can keep your cheese balls plain or go overboard with all the fancy ingredients -both ways you will love them!
Another reason to celebrate Cheese Day is that it brings all nostalgia! Memories of the days when life was simple, meat and cheese hadn’t yet become “charcuterie,” and when you could enjoy your meal without all the fancy napkins and different purpose forks!
As much as they are easy to make, they are delicious too! It’s really rare to find people who wouldn’t love cheese! The cheese ball recipe has only one prerequisite – the cheese! And you can unapologetically add the dip ingredients of your choice! So, it is one of the highly customizable recipes you could ever find on the menu! You can go for a plain and mild cheese ball for kids and spicy, jittery, sweet ones for the adults!
The cheese balls also make a great decor piece at the dining table! You could design your cheese balls into different shapes and figures like the snowman, pineapples, pinecones, or any other ideas you got! If you don’t have the time nor the patience to decorate your cheese balls, don’t panic! The cheese balls themselves are fancy for any guest!
This day celebrates the cheese puffs too! They are puffed corn coated with cheese mixture or cheese flavored powders. This snack comes as small round balls as the heated corn dough are passed through a die that gives it a round shape! This snack tastes delicious too!
No matter which cheese ball you want to celebrate, both are great in their way! If you love them both, no one is going to judge you! it just gives you two solid reasons to celebrate the day!
How Can We Observe National Cheese Ball Day:
- Enjoy Cheese Balls all day!
Use cheese ball dips instead of butter to have your bread! Have it along with your green or chicken salad at lunch or snack up with some nachos! You can replace all your other dips with creamy, delicious cheese balls! If you prefer something light to celebrate the day, grab a bag of cheese puffs!
- Whip up a retro cheese ball recipe
Yes, there are many retro recipes available online! Else you could whip one of your mom’s or grandma’s recipes too! There’s nothing like enjoying this customizable classic recipe like the old times! Dig in!
- Get creative and customize!
Love being creative with food? Today’s items can be molded or made as per your imagination! Or have you imagined your cheese dip to be a certain way? Put on your Chef’s hat and get creative as much as you want today! Don’t forget to share your unique recipe on your social media pages!
- Snack on Cheese puffs!
You can celebrate cheese ball day by just snacking on them! Just replace your regular snack bars or chips with cheese puffs!
- Throw a Cheese Ball party
Invite friends and family over to have a cheese ball-making contest or encourage everyone to get one item needed to make a giant cheese ball for everyone to dip!
- Share the joy on social media!
Do share your blogs, pictures, and videos related to cheese balls on social media today! You could also share interesting old and new recipes for those who love cooking! Use #NationalCheeseBallDay and #CheeseBallDay to share your posts.
Interesting Facts About National Cheese Ball Day:
Here are some interesting facts surrounding the National Cheese Ball Day!
- The cheese ball is also used as a synonym for someone who is “cheesy”
- Breaded and fried cheese curds are called cheese balls in the Midwestern states of the US
- One of the Italian cheese “Bocconcini” comes in the shape of a ball
- Cheese balls are common around Christmas!
History of National Cheese Ball Day:
The origin and the founder of this delicious food day seem to have vanished into a cheese ball world! While we continue our research, don’t hesitate to enjoy this fun holiday today and every day!