The 16th of July is Blue Cheese Dressing Day, celebrating blue cheese dressing.
If you are a blue cheese dressing fan, today is your day. You get to have it at breakfast, lunch, dinner and maybe with a late-night snack as well!
Bottled or homemade, both count!
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- look for specials at various restaurants on items featuring blue cheese dressing;
- try making your own blue cheese dressing at home;
- have blue cheese dressing with something you have never had it with before.
Blue Cheese Dressing Day was started in 2018 by Drew Cerza of Buffalo, who makes Buffalo Wings.
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce had sent out a tweet in March 2018, mistakenly saying that Buffalo Wings are served with ranch dressing, instead of blue cheese sauce.
Drew corrected them, and together they decided that since ranch dressing had its own calendar day in March, blue cheese dressing should, too.
The date of July 16th was picked because it is 7-16, 7 being the 7th month. 716 is an area code for Buffalo:
“Buffalo’s self-proclaimed “wing king” held the first National Blue Cheese Dressing Day on 7/16, two months after Frank’s RedHot stirred considerable angst when the company tweeted that ranch dressing was the ideal wing dipping sauce.” — Watston, Stephen T. About 100 bottles of ranch turned in during National Blue Cheese Day. Buffalo, New York: Buffalo News. 20 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://buffalonews.com/2018/07/20/about-100-bottles-of-ranch-turned-in-during-national-blue-cheese-day/
2018 was the first year:
“The 1st annual National Blue Cheese Dressing Day will take place this Monday, July 16th here in Western New York.” — Vogan, David. Blue cheese gets its own day in the 716 thanks to ‘blasphemous’ tweet. Buffalo, New York: WKBW News. 13 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.wkbw.com/news/blue-cheese-gets-its-own-day-in-the-716
For the first observance of the day, Buffalo’s Electric Tower was light up in blue. At that night’s Buffalo Bisons game, fans attending the game were invited to turn in (unopened) bottles of ranch dressing (which were then distributed to food banks), and to bob for chicken wings in a vat of blue cheese dressing.
Associated Press. Errant tweet inspires ‘National Blue Cheese Dressing Day’. Toronto, Canada: National Post. 16 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/errant-tweet-inspires-national-blue-cheese-dressing-day
Hetherly, Marian. Happy National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. WBFO TV. 16 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at http://news.wbfo.org/post/happy-national-blue-cheese-dressing-day
Smirnoff, Debbi. Today Dip A Wing in Blue Cheese To Mark Blue Cheese Dressing Day. Niagara Falls, Canada: CKTB 610 Radio 16 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/today-dip-a-wing-in-blue-cheese-to-mark-blue-cheese-dressing-day-1.4114004