When is National Cheese Ball Day?
April 17th is always National Cheese Ball Day.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.
We are wondering if this holiday was created by a food organization- but, our research couldn't find the answer to this question-
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food & drink holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated by making your favorite cheese ball and share it with your family! Here's a few ideas:
- Make you and your whole family a beautiful cheese ball and have a snack and movine night to celebrate this holiday!
- Have a cheese ball party! Ohhhh this is a great food party! All you do is line up all kinds of shapes and sizes of cheese balls and a line of all kinds of crackers, chips and veggies too. "I mean really, how many times do you get to have a food party like this?"
- Let the kids get in on the fun! Let each of them make their very own cheese ball.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
What is a Cheese Ball?
Well this has got to be one of the most popular party foods that you find at a party and on just about every Holiday table. I think everyone loves cheese and I don't think I've met anyone who could pass a cheese ball without sticking a cracker in it.
Seafood Cheese Ball
2 lbs. cream cheese
1 1/2 lb. shrimp or crab (you can use fresh or can)
1/2 c. diced celery
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. dill weed
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. horseradish (may need a bit more than called for)
1 tsp. seasoning salt
1/4 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. lemon juice
Have cream cheese at room temperature. Drain excess liquid from seafood. Cut or break crab into pieces. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Adjust seasoning the next day, if needed. Form into cheeseball.
Food Fact: Health & Nutrition
"In general, cheese supplies a great deal of calcium, protein, phosphorus and fat. A 30-gram (1.1 oz) serving of Cheddar cheese contains about 7 grams (0.25 oz) of protein and 200 milligrams of calcium. Nutritionally, cheese is essentially concentrated milk: it takes about 200 grams (7.1 oz) of milk to provide that much protein, and 150 grams (5.3 oz) to equal the calcium."