We missed it!
January 20 was National Cheese Lover's Day. I know I'm feeling kinda bleu, how about you?
To make up for that, here are some cheesy facts and trivia:
The earliest recorded cheese making dates back to 5000 BCE in what is now Poland.
There are over 1,750 varieties of cheese.
Nutritionally speaking, cottage and mozzarella are the "skinny" cheeses coming in at the lower end of the fat and calories scale. Those like mascarpone and cream cheese pack a higher calorie punch.
Due to our strict FDA regulations, the Brie you get here is likely not the real thing.
Research shows that eating cheese before bed can help you sleep.
From 1935 - 1937, it was legally required for restaurants in Wisconsin to serve "a small amount of cheese and butter" with meals.
America produces the most cheese in the world.
The crunchy bits sometimes found in cheese is not salt, but tyrosine. You can read more about that here.
Wisconsin uses cheese waste plus rock salt to de-ice the roads.
Vieux-Boulonge (France), an unpasteurized cow's milk cheese is claimed to be the stinkiest cheese in the world.
People who love cheese are called turophiles.
The Elk House in Sweden is the only producer of Moose Cheese.
Other cheesy days to celebrate this year:
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day - February 10
National Cheese Doodle Day - March 5
National Grilled Cheese Day - April 12
Cheese Souffle Day - May 18
National Cheese Day - June 4
National Cheesecake Day - July 30
National Goat Cheese Month - August
Moldy Cheese Day - October 9
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