National String Cheese Day

String cheese is a food item that many of us have bought either for ourselves or for our children. It’s a compact and fun way for a person to eat cheese, which has made it popular among both parents and children. It’s so popular that it has earned itself its own holiday, a holiday that falls on September 20th and has been celebrated annually since 2017.

The History of National String Cheese Day

National String Cheese Day is a holiday that was founded by Galbani Cheese in 2017. Galbani Cheese is a company that has been making quality cheese products since 1882, including string cheese, so it’s not surprising that they would create a holiday encouraging people to purchase string cheese.

The History of String Cheese

To fully understand the history of string cheese, we first have to consider the history of cheese in the United States, particularly mozzarella cheese. In 1916, a small cheese company called Baker Cheese began in St. Cloud, Wisconsin.

It was a small cheese plant that sold cheese to the local community, and the people who owned it lived right next door. This business operated as a small family business for many years—that is, until the pizza craze hit the U.S. after WWII.

When World War II ended, many soldiers came home from Italy with a craving for bread topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. They wanted the Italian pizzas that they had enjoyed during the war, and the resulting demand caused several pizza places to start popping up all over the U.S.

Some of the most notable ones were Pizza Hut in 1958, Little Caesar’s in 1959, Domino’s in 1960, and Imo’s Pizza in 1964. To supply the demand for the new pizza establishments popping up all over the U.S., the cheese industry began to make loaves or blocks of mozzarella cheese.

Baker Cheese was one of the companies that made these blocks. Everything was going great, but then the company started getting requests for smaller pieces of cheese that consumers could enjoy at home. They then decided to make string cheese. The rest is history.

Observing National String Cheese Day

For everyone just looking for an opportunity to celebrate this holiday, all you have to do is head out to your local grocery store and purchase some string cheese. A wide variety of different string cheeses are available, so you should have no problem finding the one you like the best.

While you’re munching away on your stringy, tasty cheese, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalStringCheeseDay to spread the word about this holiday. After all, it’s not a holiday that’s widely celebrated yet, so spread the word about it so more people can enjoy string cheese.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 20 Friday
Next year (2025)
September 20 Saturday
Last year (2023)
September 20 Wednesday
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