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National Cheese Soufflé Day - May 18
Sat, May 18, 2024

National Cheese Soufflé Day

National Cheese Soufflé Day is an American holiday dedicated to this exquisite dish. Cheese soufflé is one of the many varieties of dessert that has long gained the love of people around the world. It is celebrated annually on May 18.

History

The history of National Cheese Soufflé Day is devoid of details. The dish itself is of French origin. It grew in popularity in the mid-19th century. The final recipe was developed by Marie-Antoine Karem. The soufflés were made in specially designed ovens, where the fire was blown by a passing draught.

The soufflé is always made with whipped egg whites until frothy. Yolks are then added to them. In this case, cheese is used as a filling, which allows you to give the dish a special savory taste.

Soufflés became very popular in restaurants in New York at the beginning of the 20th century and then spread throughout the United States. Soufflés have always been considered a gourmet dish for real gourmets.

Interesting facts

  • Since its inception, this dish has been especially revered by royal families.
  • A key feature of the dish is the rapid loss of its shape when interacting with the external temperature outside the oven. Therefore, the soufflé should be consumed as soon as possible after taking it out of the oven.
  • The cookbook Modern Cuisine, written by Vincent La Chapelle, was the first written source to publish a detailed recipe.

How to celebrate

Visit catering establishments to try cheese soufflés made by professional chefs. Try making the dish yourself using a recipe from the Internet. You can watch instructional cooking videos.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they tried the cheese soufflé. What was your impression of the dish?

When is National Cheese Soufflé Day celebrated in 2024?

National Cheese Soufflé Day is observed on May 18 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday May 18 2024
Sunday May 18 2025

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