NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY

Household Essentials, Health & Pets

Friday, April 17, 2020

• A cheese spread in the shape of a ball served with crackers, most often around Christmas in the U.S.  This cheeseball is commonly made with softened cream cheese and other ingredients.

• Cheese puffs, which is a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese flavored powders.  Cheese puffs are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape, most likely a ball shape.

• In 1801, the town of Cheshire, MA, sent a 1,000-pound cheese ball to the White House as a gift for new President Thomas Jefferson.

• The earliest mention was found in a 1944 cookbook called “Food of My Friends”.

• Cheese is one of the oldest foods in history, dating back 4000 years to the ancient Egyptians.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate National Cheeseball Day by making a cheeseball for friends and family.  Remember to share a picture of your cheeseball on Social Media using #NationalCheeseballDay.

 

Easy Bacon Cheeseball recipe

2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese (softened)
2-1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 small pkg real bacon pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecans

 

In a medium bowl, smooth cream cheese.  Mix and blend dressing mix, cheddar cheese and bacon into cream cheese.  Shape mixture into a ball shape.  Roll into nuts until covered.  Chill at least 2 hours.  Serve with crackers. 

 

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Cheeseball Day during our research.

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