The 5th of September is Cheese Pizza Day.
Because you know what always happens: throw even a paltry amount of another ingredient on, and wham, it then becomes a pepperoni pizza. Or a mushroom pizza. The cheese gets forgotten and gets no recognition!
So Cheese Pizza Day gets us back to basics, right back to the origins of pizza as being a flat bread with melted cheese on it: a very humble yet still delicious dish.
But nothing says the cheese layer has to be meagre. Because cheese is the feature item today, you get to double or triple the cheese! Be as cheesy as you want today!
No one, literally no one, has ever said their pizza had too much cheese on it.
Look for offers and deals today on cheese pizzas; check websites for coupons, and apps.
Did you know? Cheese specially made for pizza is a massive market all to itself, and often the subject of trade disputes.
Activities for today
- Go out with a friend for a cheese pizza;
- Order a delivery cheese pizza;
- Get a chiller or frozen cheese pizza from the supermarket and cook it up at home;
- Make a cheese pizza from scratch;
- If making from scratch, maybe try using a different cheese than mozzarella — feta, goat cheese, halloumi, blue cheese, etc.;
- Have some friends over to have a cheese pizza dinner, however it arrived on your dining room or back deck table;
- Wherever you had cheese pizza today, post a photo of it on social media.
The first print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a “Cheese Pizza Day” in September dates from 1996 in Wisconsin:
“Thursday [5th September]: Be Late for Something Day, National Cheese Pizza Day.” — Significant days this week. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Journal. Monday, 2 Sept 1996. Page 1C, col. 1.
10 places in Utah Valley to load up on National Cheese Pizza Day. Provo, Utah: Daily Herald. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/dining/places-in-utah-valley-to-celebrate-national-cheese-pizza-day/collection_5fbdcc2e-1cd9-523b-98f0-0d900405b70b.html
Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day With These Gooey Deals. Miami, Florida: WTVJ. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Celebrate-National-Cheese-Pizza-Day-With-Deals-492501221.html
It’s National Cheese Pizza Day. Chicopee, Massachusetts: WWLP-TV. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/it-s-national-cheese-pizza-day/1419803372
Leach, Taylor. What You Need to Know About National Cheese Pizza Day. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Farm Journal. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.agweb.com/article/what-you-need-to-know-about-national-cheese-pizza-day/
Learn about National Cheese Pizza Day and celebrate with GMQC. Davenport, Iowa: WQAD-TV. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://wqad.com/2018/09/05/learn-about-national-cheese-pizza-day-and-celebrate-with-gmqc/
National Cheese Pizza Day. Chicago, Illinois: WLS-TV. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://abc7chicago.com/food/national-cheese-pizza-day/2375410/
Tyko, Kelly and Mike Snider. Deals for National Cheese Pizza Day and how to save some dough everyday. USA Today. 5 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/09/05/national-cheese-pizza-day-2018-deals/1163702002/
Where you can get deals for National Cheese Pizza Day. Detroit, Michigan: WXYZ TV. 5 September 2018. Accessed November 2021 at https://www.wxyz.com/news/where-you-can-get-deals-for-national-cheese-pizza-day