National Cheese Pizza Day - September 5

National Cheese Pizza Day – September 5


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.


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