National Cheese Toast Day

Now, nobody is saying that National Cheese Toast Day is the most important date to mark on your calendar, but for some fans, it might not be far off! The day to remember is September 15th, to make sure you aren’t missing out on the tasty dish that is somewhere between a snack and a filling meal. Remember this date. There is an origin story behind cheese toast, so let’s delve a little deeper.

What Is The History Of National Cheese Toast Day?

It’s difficult to say why National Cheese Toast Day is a recognized day, but the first cheese toast can be traced back to 1958. Del Johnson, the founder of Sizzler restaurants, included it on the menu. Yes, this has changed significantly over the years, but cheese toast is still a staple food in many people’s homes. The first National Cheese Toast Day was in 2015 and was founded by Sizzler in honor of the cheese toast combination.

A variation on cheese toast is the Welsh dish ‘Welsh rarebit.’ The difference is that cheese is placed on top of one layer of bread, then toasted. A favorite among students due to its convenience, how easy it is to make, and how inexpensive it is, there is never a bad time to make it. In 2019, Sizzler actually gave away free samples of Cheese Toast on September 15th as part of the celebrations. They also did giveaways, although some of them were questionable, such as cheese-flavored lip balm! In fact, many coffee shops will offer their own variant in some way, so it is alive and well.

How To Observe National Cheese Toast Day

One of the most obvious ways is by making cheese toast for yourself. There are few things as satisfying as biting into the melted cheese goodness, as long as there is a layer of butter to make it that little more creamy.

Another way to pay homage to this day is to visit a Sizzler restaurant. This will take you back to the origins of the dish itself and allow you to grab a cheese toast from the menu. As always, sharing on social media can bring some fun to the day. Many people like to use the hashtag #NationalCheeseToastDay and spread the word of this fun day and not take things too seriously. If you have a variant on the recipe, perhaps adding some sliced ham or mustard to the mix, this is another fun thing to share.

The good news is that pretty much any cheese works. So, whether it is Swiss, goat’s cheese, cheddar, or whatever, you can use what you have on hand. The same goes for different types of bread, as long as it can be sliced, then it’ll work. Why not add some chili to the recipe, and be sure to check the Sizzler website?

This is because they often do competitions around this time. In the past, they did a photo competition where they encouraged people to use social media to share their cheese toast pictures for a chance to win a voucher.

However you observe National Cheese Toast Day, whoever gets to eat cheese toast is the winner.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 15 Sunday
Next year (2025)
September 15 Monday
Last year (2023)
September 15 Friday
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