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NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY – September 3

National Welsh Rarebit Day - September 3

NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY

Have a snack on National Welsh Rarebit Day on September 3rd. What is a rarebit?  It is actually a Welsh term for rabbit. Similar to mock turtle soup having no turtle in it, Welsh rarebit does not contain rabbit. This dish is made with toast that has hot cheese poured over it.

In the eighteenth century, Welsh Rarebit was served as a delicious supper. Taverns served it with ale. While fondue might come to mind, Welsh Rarebit more commonly uses a wheat bread and a cheddar cheese. A typical European fondue would start with Swiss cheeses. As with any dish, there are variations of Welsh Rarebit.  Some of the recipes call for cayenne pepper, mustard, Worcestershire or paprika. 

Top the cheese with a poached egg, and the dish becomes a Golden Buck. Add bacon, and some call the meal a Yorkshire Buck. It also seems that humor goes well with Welsh Rarebit. Or at least it once did back when humor was tossed back and forth across the pond. In any case, the creamy, cheesy, and toasty dish deserves a taste and a smile, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #WelshRarebitDay

Whip up some Welsh Rarebit. It’s definitely worth a try. Top it with an egg or bacon or both. Spice it up, too. We recommend the crustiest toast and the sharpest cheddar cheese. Use real butter to make your sauce. What’s a celebration if you go light. We even have a recipe you can try. Share your versions and let us know what you think. Use #WelshRarebitDay to post on social media.  

NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY HISTORY

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