NATIONAL CHEESE PIZZA DAY
Thin crust, thick crust, hand tossed or stuffed crust…. whichever way you like it, have a slice or two (or maybe even more) of cheese pizza as today is National Cheese Pizza Day. This food holiday is celebrated each year on September 5.
- In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese which some believe is the beginning of the “pizza”.
- In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie.
- A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
- The modern pizza had it’s beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
- The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
- It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
- The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy.
- Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.
Happy National Cheese Pizza Day!
Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day by going out for a cheese pizza with family or friends, ordering for home delivery or making a homemade cheese pizza today!
Enjoy these “tried and true” cheese pizza recipes:
Post on social media using #NationalCheesePizzaDay.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Cheese Pizza Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.