NATIONAL QUESADILLA DAY (Dia de la Quesadilla)
National Quesadilla Day on September 25th encourages us to pull a chair up to the table and eat some authentic Mexican food. While it’s not a sandwich or a taco, the quesadilla satisfies snack cravings while also completing a meal.
Typically made with a corn tortilla and filled with cheese, we heat quesadillas until the cheese melts. Then it hits the grill or frier until just crispy. Some people also include other fillings such as cooked sausage, chicken, pork, or beef. And don’t forget the toppings. Fresh tomatoes, salsa, herbs, sour cream, guacamole, or chilies bring a whole other level of flavor to the quesadilla. Don’t forget to finish it with a squeeze of lime. Serve it with an ice-cold beer or a margarita, and the meal is complete.
Families love quesadillas, too! In households around the country, families include quesadillas as a popular mealtime solution. In fact, V&V Supremo recently found one in three people are making quesadillas at least once a week*. Additionally, quesadillas have crossed over from authentic Mexican restaurant menus to more typical chain restaurants. Even higher-end gourmet eateries include them on their menus. Their simplicity allows for easy customization and people of all ages love to eat to them, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalQuesadillaDay
Can you taste them yet? You will! Whether for a snack or a meal, quesadilla’s hit the spot. Just gather up your favorite ingredients for a quesadilla night. Be sure to include the most essential ingredient – family. Together you can build authentic quesadillas and celebrate the day. As you do, be sure to share the experience with us by using #NationalQuesadillaDay on social media.
You can also check out this tasty Veggie Quesadilla recipe.
NATIONAL QUESADILLA DAY HISTORY
V&V Supremo® founded National Quesadilla Day (Dia de la Quesadilla) in 2020 to bring people together to enjoy authentic and delicious quesadillas. One of the only true ways to make an authentic quesadilla is with authentic Mexican-style melting cheese, Chihuahua® Brand Quesadilla cheese made by V&V Supremo. It is the gold standard for quesadillas with its rich, buttery, and flavorful taste.
On September 10, 2020, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Quesadilla Day to be observed on September 25th, annually.
*Footnotes: In April 2019, V&V Supremo® surveyed 1,000 people between the ages of 25-55 in the U.S. who have cooked Mexican food and shopped for Mexican-style cheese in the last six months, and who are familiar with the dish quesadillas.
Q. Is a quesadilla a sandwich?
A. If you’ve ever smeared peanut butter and jelly on a single slice of bread and folded it in half, you have to accept the quesadilla to the sandwich family.
Q. Can quesadillas be grilled?
A. Yes, quesadillas can be grilled just like pizza, burgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Grills also provide a larger surface for flipping than most at-home griddles and frying pans do.
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