It seems there’s a national holiday for virtually any food you can think of, but until now there’s never been a cheddar day. On Feb 13, 2019 all that changes.

By Sheena Chihak
February 08, 2019

In 2018 the folks at Tillamook looked ahead to their 110th birthday, which (no coincidence) is Feb 13, 2019, and worked with National Day Calendar to make that birthday a national celebration. From 2019 through the rest of time, you can celebrate your love of all cheddar on National Cheddar Day February 13.

Courtesy of Tillamook

We (Seriously) Love Cheddar

It comes as no surprise to us that cheddar is one America’s favorite cheese. We put in grilled cheese, on our tacos, on crackers, in our breakfast casseroles, eat it right off the block (after we slice it, we’re not animals!...usually), and hundreds of other ways. According to Statista, in 2016 we ate 10.4 pounds of American-produced cheddar cheese per person. In 2017 we averaged 39 pounds total cheese per person. Even if we assume we didn’t increase our cheddar consumption in 2017 (we'd confidently wager that we did), that would mean we're making almost a quarter of the cheese we eat of the delicious cheddar variety.

How to Celebrate Cheddar Day

Here’s where that free ton of cheese comes into play. If you live in Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Washington DC, or Atlanta pay attention! The first 1,000 fans to use the hashtag #NationalCheddarDay, the cheese emoji (


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