NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY
April 17th kicks off National Cheeseball Day and recognizes a party food that can sometimes be the centerpiece of a spread. You can choose from two ways to celebrate, too! Or plan your party and serve both!
- A cheese spread comes 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 are 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.
No matter which one you celebrate, both make for terrific snacking.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCheeseballDay
- Pick your favorite type of cheese ball and get snacking.
- Share your favorite with someone.
- Make up your favorite cheeseball recipe or snack on the cheese puff variety. The choice is yours!
- If you’re looking for a recipe, we’ve found one for you to try, too.
- Be sure to share your favorite recipes. There’re so many to choose from.
- Celebrate the day by making a cheeseball for friends and family. They even make for fantastic leftovers.
- Remember to share a picture of your cheeseball on Social Media using #NationalCheeseballDay.
NATIONAL CHEESE BALL DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this splendid food holiday.
Q. How do I prevent crackers from breaking when scooping from the cheeseball?
A. A cheese knife should be used to carve a bit of the cheeseball away and spread it on the cracker. Also, allow the cheeseball to come to room temperature before serving.
Q. Can I freeze any leftover cheeseballs?
A. Yes. To avoid causing the cheese to dry out, first wrap it well with freezer wrap. Then chill in the refrigerator for several hours. Store in an air-tight freezer-safe container and store in the freezer for up to a month.