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What day is National Cheesecake Day celebrated? July 30.

What is National Cheesecake Day? National Cheesecake Day celebrates the cheesecake. A cheesecake is a rich dessert cake made with cream or soft cheese on a graham cracker, cookie, or pastry crust, and typically topped with a fruit sauce. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavors, such as strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, chocolate, Oreo, chestnut, or toffee.

Here are some fun facts about cheesecake according to one source:

  • Cheesecakes supposedly originated in ancient Greece and were even served to athletes at the first Olympic Games.
  • “American” cheesecake wasn’t invented ‘til the late 1800s when a New York dairyman William Lawrence accidentally invented cream cheese in 1872 while trying to recreate a soft French cheese called Neufchatel.
  • There are other styles of cheesecake besides “New York.” There’s Pennsylvanian, Philadelphian, Farmer’s, country, Chicagoan, Asian, Australian, German, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Brazilian, Colombian, and probably dozens more.
  • You used to be able to buy cheesecake-flavored postage stamps.
  • The price of ordering the whole Cheesecake Factory cheesecake line-up is almost $400 (including 33 different cakes).
  • The “World’s Most Expensive” cheesecake comes from Saks Fifth Avenue at a cost of $300 per cake.
  • A “Cheesecake Shot” consists of vanilla schnapps and cranberry juice.
  • Cheesecake Kit Kats exist, and you can actually by them on Amazon Prime.

How to celebrate: Grab a slice of cheesecake for lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant with the family or friends. Try a new flavor. If you have a secret recipe, post it on social media. Be sure to add pictures with friends and family and keep making memories made while enjoying this delicious dessert.  

What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Cheesecake Day is #NationalCheesecakeDay.

What other national days are there for cheesecake? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate cheesecakes, including:

  • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day May 26
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day April 23
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day October 21
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day March 6
  • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day May 26

There are many other national days relating to food. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for food