National Cheese Lovers Day is an American holiday dedicated to cheese. This product has long won the attention of people around the world. The variety of cheeses is truly amazing. Everyone will definitely find their own option to taste! The holiday is celebrated annually on January 20.
The history of cheese goes back thousands of years. The earliest mention of cheese in historical records dates back to around 5 BC. A similar product was produced on the territory of modern Poland.
The first type of cheese is considered to be a quark. It was obtained by straining sour milk. The mass left on top in the form of lumps was a quark. This product was especially appreciated in the countries of Eastern Europe. It was distinguished by a high content of calcium and vitamin D, contained a lot of protein.
Other types of cheeses were obtained, most likely, by an attempt to preserve the wet mass (which was a quark) with the addition of salt and subsequent aging. For the preparation of modern cheeses, a special sourdough is used, and the product ripens in wooden vats before being sent to the consumer. Much attention is paid to the quality of milk and the temperature conditions of production, as this directly affects the final taste and aroma of the cheese.
- In the US, of all milk produced, one-third goes to making cheese.
- One of the largest works in the field of cheese making is a treatise by the cheese maker Andre Simon “On the Cheese Business”, which he wrote for 17 years.
- Protein from cheese is absorbed by the body better than from milk.
How to celebrate
Enjoy National Cheese Lovers Day with your favorite cheese or try something new. This day is a great way to cook meals using cheese. If possible, you can go on a tour of the cheese factory.
Share information about the holiday on social networks. Discuss with other users your favorite types of cheese, tell us about your favorite dish based on this ingredient.
When is National Cheese Lovers Day celebrated in 2024?
National Cheese Lovers Day is observed on January 20 each year.