National Grilled Cheese Day

12 April Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day in United States

The National Grilled Cheese Day is celebrated every 12th of April each year. It is an unofficial holiday that celebrated grilled cheese – one of the most popular and most delicious comfort foods known to us humans.National Grilled Cheese Day


During Cheese Day, people celebrate by making different kinds of grilled cheese. They then indulge themselves in these delicious treats that they make. They also share these with their friends and family. Some people also take advantage of this day by making delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and selling these on the streets.


The pairing of bread and cheese together has been going on since ancient times. The Romans in particular were fond of putting cheese inside of bread. Unfortunately, the history of grilled cheese day is somehow eclipsed to us. We are not sure how it started and who started it. But still, we can make a good guess as to why the occasion started – perhaps a person or a group of people thought that a lot of people have come to love grilled cheese that it deserves its own special day of celebration. Hence, the National Grilled Cheese Day was born.


As mentioned earlier, the National Grilled Cheese Day is always celebrated on the 12th of April every year. This means that the dates of celebration of this occasion are as follows:

  • Sunday, April 12,
  • Monday, April 12,
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Saturday, April 12, 2025
  • Sunday, April 12, 2026
  • Monday, April 12, 2027
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2028
  • Thursday, April 12, 2029

Why Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the National Grilled Cheese Day:

It is the Ultimate Comfort Food

One good reason why you should celebrate this day is that grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It makes us all feel better when we eat it, especially if its contents and ingredients are the ones we like to be in it.

It Goes Well with Everything

Also a fact worth celebrating this day is that grilled cheese goes well with everything. You can partner it up with almost any food that you want. You can also eat it for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. It can also make a good food for snack.

To Make Varieties of Grilled Cheese

You should also celebrate this day to make varieties of grilled cheese, especially those that you haven’t tried yet. There are a lot of kinds of grilled cheese that you can try making. You can watch videos online or refer to cookbooks to make delicious grilled cheese that you will surely love.

National Grilled Cheese Day Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Grilled Cheese Day as best as it can be:

Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Of course, the best way to celebrate this day is to make a grilled cheese sandwich. It is actually easy to do so that you can make some on your own. Just prepare a non-stick pan, heat it a little, then lay some butter on it. Put a slice of bread on the pan then fill the top with cheese. After that, put another slice of bread on the top of the cheese to make a sandwich. Heat the bread until it turns brown. Serve then eat it by yourself or with your family and friends.

Make a Grilled Cheese Fondue

You can also just make a grilled cheese fondue instead. You can grill cheese at a low temperature until it melts then put it in a bowl. Surround the bowl with finger foods like onion rings and mozzarella sticks. You can pair it up with other finger foods that go well with cheese.

National Grilled Cheese Day Celebration on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalGrilledCheeseDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this special day.

Interesting Facts

  • The Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich was sold on eBay in 2004 for $28,000
  • in 2006, Joey Chestnut ate 47 grilled cheese sandwiches to set a new world record
  • American, Provolone, Cheddar, and Mozzarella are all popular cheeses for this sandwich
  • The average grilled cheese is just under 300 calories
Back to top button