National cheese day
June 4th, 2012
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

No whey - June 4 is National Cheese Day!

The art of cheese-making is older than recorded history, and it’s not entirely certain who first forayed into fromage. Countries across the globe have taken the basic cheese-making principle and put their own stamp on it, sometimes literally.

Think about it: the Swiss have emmentaler; the French brought us brie; the British savor Stilton; the Dutch gave us gouda; Italians perfected Parmigiano-Reggiano); Spain munches on manchego; Mexico cherishes cotija; and America has well, American.

Thankfully, more and more local grocery stores have invested in a well-stocked cheese case. Even local chain stores seem to carry cheeses from around the globe, and most have an expert on hand to walk you through them.

With so many different types of cheeses to choose from, take the time to experiment with one you’re not familiar with. Have a cheese and wine party, where each person brings a different cheese dish.

Bake brie with fresh berries in puff pastry, pour spicy Thai chili sauce over softened cream cheese, or stick to a simple Caprese salad. Cheese is fantastically versatile, and its greatness should be celebrated every day!

Discover - Wines for National Cheese Day

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  1. Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

    Don't forget – National Wine and Cheese Day is coming up! Cheers!

    June 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm |
  2. Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

    July 25 is National Wine and Cheese Day in the USA! Cheers!

    June 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm |
  3. jillmarie

    No wonder I wanted grilled cheese for breakfast and Greek salad for lunch, lol. Everyday is cheese day for me- it's my favorite food. All things in moderation!

    June 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  4. Bethany Claire

    I was planning to make zucchini Parmesan today, works out perfectly with today's theme!

    June 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  5. THor

    You guys sure wine alot! Guess that goes with the Whey you eat!

    June 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
    • Alice Cooper@THor

      Schools Out for Summer-Try a spelling class in Summer School and try the Big Kids later.

      June 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  6. xavi

    National cheese day, come on. America is not serious about its cheese. If they were, raw milk cheese would be legalized.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • RichardHead

      So Salmonella should be legalized from raw milk? Not in my diet,Thank You.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • Your Name Is Indeed Accurate

        Because YOU are afraid to try raw milk cheese, nobody else should be allowed to?

        June 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
        • RichardHead@YNIIA

          Reading comprehension is a class you must have missed in school. I never said no one else should try it, just not me. Thank You for playing and go troll on Faux News.

          June 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Bethany Claire

      It is legal to sell cheese made from unpasteurized milk, just as long as it has been aged 60 days within a certain temperature range.

      June 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  7. Mark Glicker

    Coming right after National Dounut day perhaps the two would combine well.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  8. JellyBean

    Oh yeah, my kind of day.

    June 4, 2012 at 9:37 am |
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