National Cheese Lover’s Day:
Celebrated on the 20th of January, the National Cheese Lover’s Day is dedicated to all those who love cheese in the world, which is literally almost everyone.
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Why National Cheese Lover’s Day?
While there may not be firm or substantial evidence on how the cheese we know today came into existence, there is no denying that it is among the most loved food across the world. Be it cheddar, or mozzarella or feta or any other form, cheese as a food can be quite addictive. The cheese is made by making the milk sour and then separating the whey and the solids. The solid is then preserved with salt and aged. There are also other factors added like yeast or enzymes or herbs and spices depending on the kind of cheese in the making. There is a whole gamut of cheese varieties to please your palate in different dishes and the National Cheese Lover’s Day is just meant for you, the cheese lover to celebrate having cheese in your life.
How to celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day?
On the National Cheese Lover’s day, as a dedicated lover of this delicacy, you should try out the various forms of cheese. And to add to the delight, you can try adding cheese to your different dishes, at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or all three times depending on what you are having. Try out different recipes at home that involves cheese or you can even try making cheese at home.
Add on an extra layer of cheese on your sandwich or more mascarpone to your desserts and enjoy the rich creamy experience on your tongue on this day.
Whatever you do on this day, remember to post your idea and pictures with a #NationalCheeseLoversDay tag on your social media account or online forums for everyone else to know.
Interesting facts about National Cheese Lover’s Day:
On National Cheese Lover’s Day, let us get to know more about this glorious and inexplicably tasty delicacy called cheese.
- There are more than 2000 varieties of cheese in existence in the world today.
- Turophile is the name of the person who is in love with cheese. So the National Cheese Lover’s Day is basically a day of celebration of the Turophiles among us. While the word was coined in the 1930s, it never really became familiar. After all, the word cheese lover is much easier to use.
- This is not the only day to celebrate cheese as there are even months celebrating the different kinds of cheese like the Goat Cheese month, cheesecake day, and more.
- Among a different kind of cheese, the mascarpone and cream cheese have the highest fat and calorie per serving. The mozzarella and the cottage cheese are the lower spectrum of the fat and calories.
- Nearly 10 pounds of milk is required to make about 1 pound of cheese.
- There was a law in Wisconsin between 1935 and 1937 which required restaurants to serve cheese with every meal.
- Studies indicate that consuming cheese half hour before going to bed will help you sleep better. Cheese has Tryptophan, a variant of amino acid which reduces stress levels.
- Queen Victoria was presented with a 1000 pound giant wheel of cheddar at her wedding.
- Roquefort blue cheese is made in caves and there is an interesting ancient legend that indicates that this cheese was born here accidentally.
History of National Cheese Lover’s Day:
There is no specific information about how this day came into existence or what triggered the celebration of this day. But we do have some information on how the wonderful cheese came into existence. There is mention of cheesemaking processes in the Greek mythology of ancient times and some of the murals on Egyptian tombs dating back for about 4000 years also have mention of the same. The earliest of the records however point to the place, now Poland, when cheese making was undertaken in 5500 BCE. There is little information on how and who founded this delicious product though. But there are assumptions that it could be an accidental find by humans when they stored milk in the containers made of animal skin, mostly the animal stomach, which turned the milk into cheese.