The 20th of January is Cheese Lover’s Day! What a day for cheese lovers.
Treat yourself to an old favourite, or fall in love with a new one!
Cheese enthusiasts like to point out that Cheese Lover’s Day is really all about anything cheesy in life, and that it’s the best day of the year to watch a really cheesy movie.
In France, a Cheese Day is celebrated in April, though the exact date varies wildly from one year to the next. The French consider themselves possessors of a reputation for cheese quality and diversity that no one else will ever match.
French consumers spend 7% of their food budget of cheese, and have cheese with two out of every three meals they eat.
The first print mention of Cheese Lover’s Day that CooksInfo has found dates from 2010 in New Hampshire.
Literature & Lore
Man #1: I think it was “Blessed are the cheesemakers.”
Mrs Gregory: Ahh, what’s so special about the cheesemakers?
Gregory: Well, obviously, this is not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
— Monty Python, Life of Brian
Goldsmith, Margie. Today, Celebrate Both The Inauguration And National Cheese Lover’s Day. Forbes Magazine. 20 January 2021. Accessed May 2021 at https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiegoldsmith/2021/01/20/today-celebrate-both-the-inauguration-and-national-cheese-lovers-day/?sh=3b19409a6cd7