National Cheese Lovers Day

Supriya Jain
Feb 14, 2024 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 07, 2022
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National Cheese Lovers Day is a great time to enjoy your favorite cheese or cheesecake.
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Where is National Cheese Lovers Day celebrated?

National Cheese Lovers Day is celebrated all over the US, where cheese exhibitions are held to enjoy our favorite cheeses. Discounts are given by famous pizza outlets with new exciting cheese menus to enjoy. 

Who is National Cheese Lovers Day celebrated by?

Memphis is the world's oldest cheese and is nearly 3200 years old, so they must have their ownNational Cheese Lovers Day then too. National Cheese Lover's Day is celebrated by Cheese lovers all over the US. Cheddar and Mozzarella are the two most loved kinds of cheese in America, while cheesecake is the most beloved dessert. National Cheese Lovers Day celebrates such dedicated cheese lovers.

When did National Cheese Lovers Day first start?

It is not known when did National Cheese Lovers Day first start.

Who started National Cheese Lovers Day?

It is unknown who started it; perhaps some members of the cheese-loving community must have decided to express their love for cheese by celebrating National Cheese Day.

Eat different favorite cheeses for every meal to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day.

History And Timeline

The origin of cheese is still unknown; however, by 100 BC, Romans mastered the art of cheese making, and it was traded all over in the Roman Empire and neighboring countries. America got to know this delicious milk product through European Immigrants.

History of Asian Cheese

A type of cheese called 'Rushan' could be found during the Ming Dynasty period as well. This cheese is a staple food for some people to this date. Tibetans and Mongolians also have a history of cheesemaking.

1616 BC

Birth Of American Cheese Industry

English Dairy farmers transferred their knowledge to Americans giving rise to the local American Cheese Industry.

17th Century

First Cheese Industry

Jesse Williams in Oneida County, New York, built the first-ever Cheese factory taking it from local dairy level to industry level.


Wisconsin Cheese Factory

Cheese lover Nicholas Gerber opened the first-ever cheesemaking factory in Green County of Wisconsin, followed by the first Swiss cheese factory in the next year.


First National Cheese Lovers Day

It is said National Cheese Lovers Day was celebrated for the first time with a cheese exhibition.

January 20, 1964

Traditions And Customs

Cheese Rolling is one of the weird traditions related to cheese in England. A round piece of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down from the hill, and the first one to reach the lines wins. The game was banned in 2010 because of the risk of injuries associated with it.

Usually, cheeses are prepared from cow and goat milk. In Sardinian culture, cheese is made from sheep milk, which is fermented until it decomposes and forms maggots. This cheese is known as 'Casu Marzu.'

Ways To Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Days

What's more fun than eating classic Gouda Fondue? This melted cheese tastes good with every food combination.

Visit a cheese bar in your area and try semi-hard textured fontina cheese to find if you are more of a blue cheese lover or hard cheese lover.

Facts And Stats

  • This is a special day to celebrate cheese lovers along with cheese day.
  • National Cheese Lovers Day is celebrated on January 20 of every year.
  • National Cheese Lovers Day was celebrated for the first time in 1964.

When is World Cheese Day celebrated?

World Cheese Day is celebrated on June 4.

What are cheese lovers called?

Cheese lovers are called 'Caseophile.'

Why is National Cheese Lovers Day celebrated?

This day is celebrated to honor cheese lovers worldwide.

What National Day is Cheese Day?

June 4 is National Cheese Day, the same as World Cheese Day.

What is the importance or significance of National Cheese Lovers Day?

Cheese lovers take out their time to enjoy cheeses in their favorite way.

In which countries do they celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day?

This event is celebrated in the United States and all over the globe.

How do people celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day?

People enjoy cheese making on this day with their friends. They also like to visit restaurants to enjoy different types of cheese.

When was National Cheese Lovers Day in 2021?

National Cheese Day was on Friday, June 4, 2021.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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