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When is this day celebrated?

National Cheese Pizza Day is September 5.

What is National Cheese Pizza Day?

National Cheese Pizza Day is a day to celebrate the classic cheese pizza. It’s a chance to simplify your flatbread game, dial back the toppings, and appreciate the essentials of a pizza pie: baked flatbread topped with a mix of tomato sauce and herbs, all covered in a blanket of cheese.

Fun facts about National Cheese Pizza Day:

Pizza was an Italian peasant’s dish before the aristocracy realized how good it was. The peasantry of Naples didn’t have a lot of meat on hand, so cheese pizza it was. In fact, the tomato didn’t arrive in Europe until the 16th century, so the earliest versions only had oils, herbs and cheese.

In the United States, it was mainly Italian immigrants that ate pizza until World War II. Then, US soldiers returning from Italy demanded the savory pie, and pizzerias proliferated.

How to celebrate:

Celebrate with a loud and proud order of “Cheese pizza, please.” Look for discounts at your local pizzerias. You can also make your own pizza and experiment with various cheeses like gouda, feta, gruyere, or goat’s cheese in addition to classic mozzarella. Post a selfie with your cheese pizza to social media and demonstrate your appreciation for the basics.

What’s the hashtag for National Cheese Pizza Day?

Tag those Twitter pics with #NationalCheesePizzaDay.