National Cheese Pizza Day tells us to prepare the toppings for our favorite snacks and host the liveliest party with a huge amount of pizza on September 5th.
Many people are well aware of National Pizza Day, which is celebrated on February 9th. Cold weather is a great excuse to gather friends and eat a few bites of these delicious treats. However, the holiday, which appeared on the calendar on September 5, is dedicated to a very specific variety – cheese pizza. Of course, each pizza has a whole army of fans – Margherita, Hawaiian, or Pepperoni – but the stretching tendrils of melted cheese are a pleasure that is difficult to compare with anything.
The origin of this type of treat is unknown; it is believed the dish was already made in Ancient Greece, when slices of bread were smeared with butter and sprinkled with cheese and spices and baked. American interest in pizza skyrocketed after World War II. And in the second half of the last century, this Italian treat had a cult following in North America.
- More than 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese is made every year in America.
- The first pizza appeared in Naples; they used buffalo mozzarella as a topping.
- The first pizzeria in America opened in 1905 in New York, and pizzerias did not appear in Los Angeles until 1939. The establishment was opened by the D’amore family.
- In America, there is an industry association called the Pizza Industry Council.
- The combined value of the pizza industry in America is about $40 billion a year.
How to take part
If you say you don’t like pizza, no one will believe you. Surely, this appetizer is included on your list of your favorite dishes. Of course, many people prefer classic toppings, but what if on September 5th we deviate from the principles and make something unusual, use ingredients no one has ever used for the filling? Visit the Chicago Pizza Museum or just hang out with friends at a pizza place.
When is National Cheese Pizza Day in 2023?
National Cheese Pizza Day is observed on September 5 each year.