Goats Cheese Day

Goat cheese is a product that’s enjoyed all over the world and is considered one of the most versatile cheeses. However, it’s not as utilized as it should be—at least not in the United States.

That is slowly beginning to change, but we wouldn’t expect goat cheese to replace cheeses made from cow’s milk anytime soon. Even so, there are still plenty of people who are fans of this cheese, and that’s why more and more people are beginning to celebrate Goat Cheese Day.

This holiday is observed annually on June 25th and encourages people to enjoy goat cheese on this day.

The History of Goat Cheese Day

Goat cheese has been produced in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. It was a popular cheese among both the Romans and the Greeks and was so revered that it was even used as a sacrifice to the gods.

During the Middle Ages, goat cheese was produced heavily in parts of Europe, particularly in France, where it became a central part of French cuisine. It was the French who ended up creating a special type of goat cheese that’s tangy, tart, and bright. This creamy goat cheese is known as chèvre.

Now that we know the history of goat cheese, we can turn our attention to the history of this holiday. This day was invented in 2018 by a group of goat cheese enthusiasts who wanted to raise the profile of this cheese and encourage other people to enjoy it. Although goat cheese isn’t as popular as other types of cheese, there are still plenty of people who enjoy it regularly.

Observing Goat Cheese Day

Goat cheese can be found virtually everywhere, so people who are celebrating this holiday might want to consider what’s available to them locally. Depending on where a person lives, there may be a variety of different goat cheeses available.

These may include Bleu du Bocage, Brunet, Saint-Maure de Touraine, Humboldt Fog, or Garrotxa. Once a person has secured the type of goat cheese they can find in their area, they may want to know what they can do with it.

Although goat cheese can be used for virtually any recipe that uses other types of cheese, there are recipes where it really excels. These recipes include Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, Goat Cheese and Artichoke Dip, Fig Tart with Goat Cheese and Honey, and Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Crostini. Let everyone know which recipe you like by posting it online using the hashtag #GoatCheeseDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 25 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
June 25 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
June 25 Sunday
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