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June 4th is National Cheese Day
you're looking for something to do today then thank a cow because it's
National Cheese Day! OK, you can thank some goats and sheep too
;). Let's get right into celebrating National Cheese Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Because, unless you're vegan or lactose intolerant, then you've
been eating cheese for quite some time now. You might even eat it every
single day! And when something is that popular I think it deserves to
be celebrated... hence, National Cheese Day! Cheese has been
around for so long that there not even sure where it first popped up.
It was an edible treat even before people started recording history! So
it's a prehistoric treat? They are assuming that cheese production
started in around 8,000 BC to 3,000 BC, about the time sheep were
starting to be domesticated. And their theory on how it all came about?
storing milk in an animals stomach that eventually became curdled of
course! I'm glad we've moved onto storing food in things other than
animal organs but that very well may have been how cheese got its
start. And can you guess how much cheese people produce these
days? Well, it's no surprise that the United States is on the top of
the list with 4,275,000 tons in 2006! That is A LOT of cheese! And it's
no surprise when you look at all the varieties of cheese available...
you've got your cheddar, American, blue, cream, goat, cottage, pepper
jack, Colby, Swiss, provolone and on and on and on. You will never run
out of cheese choices! Who's ready to cut the cheese? ;)
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, my first choice would
be to head to your local deli. Want to know why? Because you could
actually celebrate for free! Go to your deli counter and look at all
the cheeses they have then ask the person behind the counter about some
cheese that interests you. Make it known that you've never had it
before but that you're not sure if you want it and I'm willing to bet
they offer to let you sample it. Free cheese! If you like it, go ahead
and have them slice you up some. You can be sly and ask to sample
another cheese if you like too. And when you get your cheeses
home now you can start putting them to use. What will you make with
your cheese? Well that depends on the type of cheese you got, of
course. You could make sandwiches, a cheese cake, have some cottage
cheese on the side with some fruit, have homemade macaroni and cheese,
nachos and so on. There's no way that you can't find something to make
with cheese that almost every single person will enjoy. But if
you're like me, you like strange and new things so search for that in
your cheese today! Look for cheeses that you've never heard of or tried
before. Some people put some interesting things in their cheese; I've
even seen chocolate cheese. This is always my favorite way to celebrate
because you expand your horizons and explore the different things that
are out there. Are you brave enough to try Limburger cheese?
Enjoy your day and make it a cheesy one!