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Gettin’ Cheesy with It: Happy National Cheese Day!

June 4th — today — is National Cheese Day! And we feel this holiday should be celebrated just like any other — with presents! (And by that, we mean presents to you, from you. They’re the best kind, right?) Whether you prefer oozy Epoisses or crumbly Grana Padano, this is officially your excuse to treat yourself with a delicious wedge (head to your local cheese shop stat!). Looking for a new favorite to celebrate the day? Head over to our cheese library to search for cheeses by style, milk, flavor, and more. Or, if you’re looking to brush up on your cheese chops, order yourself a copy of Cheese for Dummies.

Or maybe you want to buy your cheese a present. Boy, do we have lots of ideas in our gear section.


Maybe your cheese is sick of being manhandled at parties. Maybe your cheese wants a nifty little tool designed to prevent wedge cracking and crumbling when folks are slicing off pieces for themselves. Sound like your cheese? Then check out the Swissmar Cheese Holder (pictured above). This stainless steel cheese holder also prevents everyone’s fingers from gripping the cheese directly while slicing.


Or maybe your cheese wants to feel a little fancy. (Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that!) The perfect cheeseboard can take your display from drab to fab, whether you’re aiming for something sleek and modern like slate, or something rustic and homey like wood. Don’t forget to accessorize your cheeseplate with jams, mustards, meats, and other sides and savories.

Monsieur Marcel Fondue Savoyarde

Or maybe your cheese wants to get all hot and bothered…and be melted into fondue! That’s easy enough to remedy with some friends and some wine — and we promise fondue parties in June aren’t illegal; the love of a bubbling vat of cheese knows no season! All you need is the perfect fondue pot. This fondue set for two is perfect for a couple or a couple of best friends, and the single tea light keeping things melty won’t make your summer evening any warmer than it needs to be. Hosting a crowd? Le Creuset’s cast iron fondue pot and Swissmar’s Noirmont fondue set are both great options.

What are you going to gift yourself or your cheese this National Cheese Day? Let’s celebrate!

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.